Differences by race and Hispanic origin*
Among males, American Indian and Alaska Native youth have the highest motor vehicle accident death rates of all racial or ethnic groups included in the data, at 20 deaths per 100,000 teens. Non-Hispanic white, black, and Hispanic males have slightly lower rates (17, 16, and 15 deaths per 100,000, respectively). Asian and Pacific Islander males have the lowest motor vehicle death rates, at 7 per 100,000 teens in 2016.
Per 100,000 females, 9 non-Hispanic white and black teens in each racial/ethnic group died from a motor vehicle accident. Hispanic females had the next-highest rate, at 8 percent in 2016. The rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females appears to be the highest, although it is based on fewer than 20 cases and thus considered unstable; Asian and Pacific Islander females appear to have the lowest rates, at 10 and 3 per 100,000, respectively, in 2016 (Appendix 1).
*Hispanic youth may be of any race.