TABLE 1

Characteristics of People <21 y Old Who Died in Alcohol-Related MVCs, US States, FARS, 2000–2013

Fatalities, n (%)
CharacteristicOveralla (n = 23 757)Drivers (n = 11 006)Passengers (n = 10 212)
Sex
 Male17 266 (72.7)8994 (81.7)6357 (62.5)
 Female6486 (27.3)2011 (18.3)3833 (37.5)
Age
 0–15 y4056 (17.1)192 (1.7)3099 (30.3)
 16–17 y4149 (17.4)1754 (16.0)1960 (19.2)
 18–20 y15 552 (65.5)9060 (82.3)5153 (50.5)
Race or ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic white12 168 (51.2)6387 (58.1)4765 (46.7)
 Non-Hispanic black2298 (9.7)724 (6.7)1212 (11.9)
 Hispanic4209 (17.7)1707 (15.5)1977 (19.3)
 Other5082 (21.4)2188 (19.9)2258 (22.1)
Census region
 Region 1 (Northeast)2724 (11.5)1290 (11.7)1108 (10.9)
 Region 2 (Midwest)4999 (21.0)2523 (22.9)2054 (20.1)
 Region 3 (South)10 823 (45.6)5082 (46.2)4648 (45.5)
 Region 4 (West)5211 (21.9)2111 (19.2)2402 (23.5)
  • Alcohol-related MVC fatalities were those occurring in crashes in which the BAC of ≥1 involved driver was ≥0.08%.

  • a “Overall” category includes not only drivers and passengers but also pedestrians, cyclists, and occupants of motor vehicles not in transit; therefore, this category contains a larger sample than the sum of the “Drivers” and “Passengers” columns.