WISQARS Health Equity Data
All Intents Fatal Injury Rate (per 100,000 population) and Social Determinant of Health Measure: Social Vulnerability Index (2020), Social Vulnerability Index, United States, 2017 to 2021
County-level age-adjusted fatal injury rates per 100,000 population are ranked by quartile (low, mid-low, mid-high and high). The Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) percentile ranking values are ranked from 0 to 1 in quartiles as low (0.0-0.2500), mid-low (0.2501-0.5000), mid-high (0.5001-0.7500), and high (0.7501-1.0). Higher SVI ranking values correspond to higher vulnerability. The SVI ranking for a county will differ depending on whether national or state-specific data are selected. For state-specific data, counties are ranked relative to other counties in the state. For national-level data, counties are ranked relative to all counties in the United States (including the District of Columbia).
** indicates unstable value (<20 deaths);
-- indicates suppressed value (<10 deaths in sub-national geographic areas or missing metric);
--* indicates secondary suppression (value suppressed to prevent derivation of suppressed values)
Notes and Data Sources
- Age-adjusted fatal injury rates are calculated using the direct method and the 2000 U.S. standard population.
- Fatal injury data are from the National Center for Health Statistics-CDC annual mortality data files; Population estimates are from the U.S. Census Bureau; Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) data are calculated by CDC/ATSDR using U.S. Census Bureau data.
This tool is based on an analytic paper that examined the Social Vulnerability Index and unintentional injury rates in the United States from 2015-2019.
Produced by: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC.