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Other unintentional injuries includes all accidents except road traffic accidents and those involving accidental poisoning, falls, fires and drowning. This includes:

Railway, boat and aeroplane accidents.

Accidents involving cutting and piercing implements, machinery, electric equipment and radiation.

Exposure to the forces of nature and environmental factors.

Contact with venomous animals and plants.

Death due to complications of medical and surgical care (misadventure during medical and surgical care; adverse reactions to investigations, medical treatment and operations).

and various other external causes of unintentional injury.

Although this is strictly a residual category, Global Burden of Disease did not treat it as such and provided complete data. Many of the commoner accidents in this category relate to safety, and can be reduced by regulation and appropriate proceedures.

Other unintentional injuries caused 1.6% of all deaths worldwide in 2002, an average of 148 deaths per million people per year.

International Classification of Diseases-10 codes: V05, VO7-V08, V81-V86, V88, V90-V98, W20-W64, W75-W99, X10-X39, X50-X59, Y40-Y86, Y88-Y89,

Territories are sized in proportion to the absolute number of people who died from all other unintentional injuries in one year.


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