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Number of Deaths from Hornet, Wasp, and Bee Stings, Among Males and Females--National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000-2017.

During 2000-2017, a total of 1,109 deaths from hornet, wasp, and bee stings occurred, for an annual average of 62 deaths. Deaths ranged from a low of 43 in 2001 to a high of 89 in 2017. Approximately 80% of the deaths were among males.

Source: National Vital Statistics System. Underlying cause of death data, 1999-2017. https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html.

Reported by: Jiaquan Xu, MD, jiaquanxu@cdc.gov, 301-458-4086.

Caption: Number of Deaths from Hornet, Wasp, and Bee Stings, * Among Males and Females--National Vital Statistics System, United States, ([dagger]) 2000-2017: * Deaths from hornet, wasp, and bee sting as underlying cause of death are coded as X23 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. ([dagger]) Among U.S. residents only.

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Title Annotation:FROM THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS
Author:Xu, Jiaquan
Publication:Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Date:Jul 26, 2019
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