Injury Prevention and Mortality
Among American Indians in Montana

Injuries are preventable, yet they accounted for over 15% of the deaths among American Indians in Montana in 2017. 

Let’s take a closer look at how some of these deaths occurred to focus our future injury prevention efforts.


The data shown below explores the burden of injuries for American Indians in Montana. In 2017, injuries accounted for 15.4% of deaths among American Indians in Montana. Crashes were the leading cause of death (28%). Intentional self-harm (24%), assault (16%), and accidental poisoning (12%) were also common injuries. This report explores these leading causes of death by several sociodemographic factors that affect injury prevention—age, gender, education, and martial status.

Use the drop down menu to see the results by injury type, age, gender, education level, and marital status.

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About the Data

Data for this report was obtained from the Montana Department of Health and Human Services Office of Vital Statistics. Deaths from injury causes for 2017 were explored. External causes of mortality were grouped into 8 categories based on the WHO Mortality Tabulation List—General Mortality Condensed List. Injury Intent grouped into 3 categories and was created using the mechanism variable.