Vol. 66, No. 8
March 03, 2017
QuickStats: Number of Deaths Resulting from Unintentional Carbon Monoxide Poisoning,* by Month and Year — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2010–2015
Weekly / March 3, 2017 / 66(8);234
* Unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning is defined by International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision codes X47 (underlying cause of death) and T58 (toxic effect of carbon monoxide as multiple-cause-of-death).
During 2010–2015, a total of 2,244 deaths resulted from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, with the highest numbers of deaths each year occurring in winter months. In 2015, a total of 393 deaths resulting from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning occurred, with 36% of the deaths occurring in December, January, or February.
Source: National Vital Statistics System. Mortality public use data files, 2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/vitalstatsonline.htm.
Reported by: Betzaida Tejada-Vera, MS, email@example.com, 301-458-4231.