This note updates the results of a study done in 1996 to assess the extent of fatalities associated with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from motor vehicles. This study focuses on the extent to which moving, as opposed to stationary, motor vehicles are involved in CO poisoning deaths. Data for calendar years 1995-1997 were used in this study. For these years, the total number of fatalities due to CO poisoning decreased from 2,037 in 1995 to 1,678 in 1997. The majority of these fatalities involved stationary motor vehicles, ranging from 96% in 1995 to 97% in 1996 and 96% in 1997. On an average, almost 84% of the CO fatalities involving stationary motor vehicles were classified as intentional, or suicide. For moving motor vehicles, this pattern was reversed, i.e., all of the CO fatalities involving moving vehicles were classified as unintentional or accidental.

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  • Publication Date: 2000-4


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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 4 p.
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    • Research Note
    • Publisher: National Center for Statistics and Analysis

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  • Accession Number: 00797068
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-043 103
  • Files: HSL, NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 2000 12:00AM