Provisional Mortality Data
Based on the National Vital Statistics System data, unintentional injury was the third leading cause of death during 2022. Most unintentional injury deaths are drug overdose deaths.
Ahmad, F. B., et al. (2023). Provisional Mortality Data - United States, 2022. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 72(18): 488-492. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/72/wr/mm7218a3.htm?s_cid=mm7218a3_w