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ADHS Bureau of Emergency Medical Services & Trauma System
The Bureau of EMS and Trauma System has developed the following group of slides as a service to the public and the EMS community we serve. During the year, different facts & figures will be presented which represent trauma data collected and regulatory activity.
Trauma Rates by County
Rural Arizona has a trauma rate of 670 cases of trauma per 100,000 residents, which is higher compared to 391 cases per 100,000 in urban Arizona. (Urban defined as Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, and Yuma Counties, per AZ Vital Statistics.)
The trauma rate in Arizona differs by county. La Paz, Yuma, and Gila Counties have the highest rates of trauma per 100,000 residents in the state. Graham, Santa Cruz, and Maricopa Counties have the lowest rates.
The trauma rate is higher in males across all counties in Arizona. The largest disparities of trauma rates between sexes are in Gila, Coconino, and Navajo Counties.
The highest proportion of traumatic injuries that involved alcohol use were in Gila, Apache, and Coconino Counties. (Alcohol use is defined as self-reported by patient, tested positive , or suspected use, and does not indicate level of intoxication.)
Data Source: 2011 Arizona State Trauma Registry (ASTR).