SDG Indicator 3.9.3

Indicator 3.9.3 - Unintentional poisoning
Data for Indicator 3.9.3 illustrates treatment outcomes for unintentional poisoning in San Diego County. The death rate for unintentional poisoning is approximately 29.05 people per 100,000 people, indicating a relatively low fatality occurrence compared to the higher rates of emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations. The ED rate of 193.19 is nearly seven times higher than the rate of people who succumb to the poisoning, indicating many more individuals seek immediate medical attention for poisoning incidents. Similarly, the hospitalization rate of 79.96 underscores a substantial portion of cases necessitating patient care, corresponding to the level of severity and potential complications with the type of unintentional poisoning.
The graphs below visualize the death rate by unintentional poisoning for San Diego County based on ethnic group and age range respectively.

Death Rate by Race

Death Rate by Age Group

The map below depicts the 2021 death rate per 100,000 people related to unintentional poisoning by municipality. Counts are too small to map at more granular geographic levels.
Data regarding unintentional poisoning outcomes is compiled by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.