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Death rate from venomous snakes

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Death rate from venomous snakes
Age-standardized death rate per 100,000 people from snakebite envenoming.
Source
GBD 2019 Snakebite Envenomation Collaborators (2022) – with minor processing by Our World in Data
Last updated
November 21, 2023
Date range
2019–2019
Unit
deaths per 100,000 people

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Snakebite envenoming is an important cause of preventable death. The World Health Organization (WHO) set a goal to halve snakebite mortality by 2030. We used verbal autopsy and vital registration data to model the proportion of venomous animal deaths due to snakes by location, age, year, and sex, and applied these proportions to venomous animal contact mortality estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2019 study. In 2019, 63,400 people (95% uncertainty interval 38,900–78,600) died globally from snakebites, which was equal to an age-standardized mortality rate (ASMR) of 0.8 deaths (0.5–1.0) per 100,000 and represents a 36% (2–49) decrease in ASMR since 1990. India had the greatest number of deaths in 2019, equal to an ASMR of 4.0 per 100,000 (2.3—5.0). We forecast mortality will continue to decline, but not sufficiently to meet WHO’s goals. Improved data collection should be prioritized to help target interventions, improve burden estimation, and monitor progress.

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November 21, 2023
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GBD 2019 Snakebite Envenomation Collaborators. Global mortality of snakebite envenoming between 1990 and 2019. Nat Commun 13, 6160 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-33627-9

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GBD 2019 Snakebite Envenomation Collaborators (2022) – with minor processing by Our World in Data. “Death rate from venomous snakes” [dataset]. GBD 2019 Snakebite Envenomation Collaborators, “Global mortality of snakebite envenoming between 1990 and 2019” [original data]. Retrieved June 23, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/death-rate-from-snakebite-envenoming