States Scored on Injury Prevention


A report released today by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation scored states on a scale from zero to 10 on steps taken to reduce the risk of accidental injury.

9 out of 10

California and New York

8 out of 10

Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington

7 out of 10

Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; Hawaii; Illinois; Kansas; Louisiana; Massachusetts; New Jersey; New Mexico and Tennessee

6 out of 10

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Nebraska, Virginia and Wisconsin

5 out of 10

Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont and West Virginia

4 out of 10

Michigan, Mississippi and New Hampshire

3 out of 10

Idaho, Kentucky, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming

2 out of 10

Montana and Ohio

States Ranked by Deaths Due to Injury per 100,000 People

New Jersey 36.1
New York 37.1
Massachusetts 41.1
California 47.6
Connecticut 47.9
Hawaii 48.3
Illinois 48.7
New Hampshire 50
Rhode Island 50.4
Minnesota 51.2
Nebraska 51.3
Iowa 52.5
Virginia 53.4
Ohio 55.9
Maryland 56.1
Michigan 56.8
Delaware 56.9
Washington 58.1
Texas 58.5
Wisconsin 58.7
Maine 58.7
Pennsylvania 59.4
Washington, D.C. 60.2
Kansas 60.4
Indiana 60.4
South Dakota 60.7
North Dakota 61.6
Oregon 61.2
Vermont 61.3
Georgia 61.4
Utah 64.8
Idaho 65.3
North Carolina 66
Florida 66.8
Colorado 67.8
Missouri 70.2
Arizona 70.7
Nevada 71.3
South Carolina 71.7
Tennessee 75.6
Kentucky 76.5
Alabama 76.5
Arkansas 76.9
Louisiana 80.1
West Virginia 82.2
Oklahoma 83
Mississippi 84.3
Wyoming 84.7
Alaska 85.8
Montana 86.5
New Mexico 97.8

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