ADHS Bureau of Emergency Medical Services & Trauma System
The Bureau of EMS and Trauma System has developed the following group of slides as a service to the public and the EMS community we serve. During the year, different facts & figures will be presented which represent trauma data collected and regulatory activity.
Trauma Rates in Arizona
- Trauma Rate by Age & Sex
- Trauma Rate by Race
- Top Trauma Causes
- Motor Vehicle Traffic-Related Trauma Rates
Across all age groups, males have a higher trauma rate than females. The 15-19 year old age group has the highest trauma rate for males in both the 2012 and the 2007-2011 five-year median. For females, the 65+ year old age group has the highest trauma rate followed by the 15-19 year old age group in 2012. Increase in trauma rates for the pediatric and geriatric populations may be due to an increase in the number of reporting hospitals in rural communities.
Although White non-Hispanics had the highest volume of trauma, American Indian/Alaska Natives had the hughest trauma rates per 100,000 residents, followed by Black/African Americans.
The western region has the highest rate for motor vehicle traffic (MVT) injuries and falls, while the northern region has the highest rate for the other four top mechanisms of injuries, as compared to the other regions. The central region has the lowest injury rate for five out of the six top mechanisms of injury.
Although 20-44 year olds have the highest MVT-related trauma incidence, 15-19 year olds have the highest MVT-occupant, pedal cyclist, and pedestrian-related trauma rates per 100,000 Arizona residents.
Data Source: 2007-2012 Arizona State Trauma Registry (ASTR).
For more information, see the State Trauma Advisory Board 2013 Annual Report