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ATV-Related Deaths and Injuries for All Ages
1982-2006

(ATVs with 3, 4 or Unknown Number of Wheels)

Year
Reported Deaths¹
Estimated Deaths Estimated Number of Emergency-Room Treated Injuries

2006

555

*

146,600

2005

666

870

136,700

2004

745

860

136,100

2003

654

768

125,500

2002

548

606

113,900

2001

517

593

110,100

2000

451

552

  92,200

1999²

398

536

  82,000

d  

1998

251

287

  67,800

1997

241

291

  52,800

1996

248

267

  53,600

1995

200

276

  52,200

1994

198

244

  50,800

1993

183

211

  49,800

1992

221

241

  58,200

1991

230

255

  58,100

1990

234

250

  59,500

1989

230

258

  70,300

1988

250

286

  74,600

1987

264

282

  93,600

1986

299

347

106,000

1985

251

295

105,700

1984

156

**

  77,900

1983

 85

**

  32,100

1982

 29

**

  10,100

Source: National Electronic Injury Surveillance System and other CPSC data collection systems,
Directorate for Epidemiology, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2008.
¹ Deaths reported as of Dec. 31, 2006. Death data collection for 2003 and forward is incomplete and is denoted by italics.
² Values above the heavy line in the table above reflect a revised classification system from the one used prior to 1999. Specifically, the line marks the switch from data collection under the Ninth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) to collection under the Tenth Revision (ICD-10), a transition that occurred in January of 1999. The ICD-10 transition and related methodological issues are discussed more fully in Appendix B of CPSC's 2006 Annual Report of All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)-Related Deaths and Injuries.
* Death estimate not calculated in most recent year due to the degree of incompleteness in the death data collection.
** Estimate not available.

ATV-Related Deaths and Injuries for Children Under 16
1982-2006

(ATVs with 3, 4 or Unknown Number of Wheels)
Year Reported Deaths ¹ Percent of Total
Reported Deaths
for All Ages
Year Estimated Number of
Emergency-Room
Treated Injuries
Percent of Estimated
Injuries for All Ages

2006

111

20%

2006

39,300

27%

2005

145

22%

2005

40,400

30%

2004

181

24%

2004

44,700

33%

2003

154

24%

2003

38,600

31%

2002

133

24%

2002

37,100

33%

2001

132

26%

2001

34,300

31%

2000

124

27%

2000

32,000

35%

1999²

 90

23%

1999

27,700

34%

d  

1998

 82

33%

1998

25,100

37%

1997

 79

33%

1997

20,600

39%

1996

 87

35%

1996

20,200

38%

1995

 64

32%

1995

19,300

37%

1994

 54

27%

1994

21,400

42%

1993

 59

32%

1993

17,900

36%

1992

 71

32%

1992

22,000

38%

1991

 68

30%

1991

22,500

39%

1990

 81

35%

1990

22,400

38%

1989

627

40%

1989

25,700

37%

1988

1988

28,500

38%

1987

1987

38,600

41%

1986

1986

47,600

45%

1985

1985

42,700

40%

1984

1984

*

*

1983

1983

1982

1982

Source: National Electronic Injury Surveillance System and other CPSC data collection systems,
Directorate for Epidemiology, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2008.
¹ Deaths reported as of Dec. 31, 2006. Death data collection for 2003 and forward is incomplete and is denoted by italics. The percentages shown in column 3 for the years where reporting is incomplete should be interpreted with caution because the rate at which deaths are reported may not be consistent across all age groups.
² Values above the heavy line in the table above reflect a revised classification system from the one used prior to 1999. Specifically, the line marks the switch from data collection under the Ninth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) to collection under the Tenth Revision (ICD-10), a transition that occurred in January of 1999. The ICD-10 transition and related methodological issues are discussed more fully in Appendix B of CPSC's 2006 Annual Report of All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)-Related Deaths and Injuries.
* Adjusted yearly estimates for children under 16 years old were not computed prior to 1985.


Annual Estimates of ATV-Related Deaths and Risk of Death
for Four-Wheel ATVs as of December 31, 2006

Year Reported Deaths ¹ Estimated Deaths Associated with
ATVs with 3, 4, or Unknown Wheels
Estimated Deaths Involving 4-Wheel ATVs Estimated 4-Wheel ATVs in Use (millions) ² Estimated Risk of Death per 10,000 4-Wheel ATVs in Use

2005

666

870

835

7.8

1.1

2004

745

860

820

7.0

1.2

2003

654

768

731

6.3

1.2

2002

548

606

570

5.6

1.0

2001

517

593

549

4.9

1.1

2000

451

552

502

4.2

1.2

1999³

398

536

488

3.6

1.4

d

1998

251

287

245

3.1

0.8

1997

241

291

243

2.7

0.9

1996

248

267

208

2.4

0.9

1995

200

276

212

2.2

1.0

1994

198

244

168

2.0

0.8

1993

183

211

144

1.9

0.7

1992

221

241

158

1.9

0.8

1991

230

255

152

1.8

0.8

1990

234

250

151

1.8

0.9

1989

230

258

153

1.6

0.9

1988

250

286

152

1.4

1.1

1987

264

282

126

1.1

1.1

1986

299

347

 95

0.7

1.3

1985

251

295

 55

0.4

1.5

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Directorate for Epidemiology, Division of Hazard Analysis.
Italics denote the period for which reporting is incomplete.
¹ Reporting is incomplete for 2003 - 2005.
² Rounded.
³ Values above the heavy line in the table above reflect a revised classification system from the one used prior to 1999. Specifically, the line marks the switch from data collection under the Ninth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) to collection under the Tenth Revision (ICD-10), a transition that occurred in January of 1999. The ICD-10 transition and related methodological issues are discussed more fully in Appendix B of CPSC's 2006 Annual Report of All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)-Related Deaths and Injuries.


CPSC Annual Reports: ATV-Related Deaths and Injuries



2006 Annual Report
2005 Annual Report
2004 Annual Report
2003 Annual Report
2002 Annual Report
2001 Annual Report
1999 Annual Report




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