Carbon monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas that you cannot see or smell. CO is given off whenever fuel or other combustible materials are burned.
All people and animals are at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Breathing high levels of CO can cause severe illness or death in a matter of minutes.
It is important to follow safety advisories to prevent poisoning: do not use portable generators inside your home, garage, carport, basement or any other enclosed space,
such as a covered porch; do not use charcoal or gas grills or camping stoves inside your home; do not use propane or kerosene heaters inside your home;
and do not use your gas oven or stove top to heat your home.
The data viewed here are the counts of CO poisoning cases and the number of deaths by year.
Learn More about Carbon Monoxide:
Connecticut Carbon Monoxide
CDC Carbon Monoxide
The Nationally Consistent Data Measures (NCDMs) for CO Poisoning are:
Emergency Department Visits
- Annual age-adjusted rate of emergency department visits for CO Poisoning per 100,000 population
- Annual crude rate of emergency department visits for CO Poisoning per 100,000 population
- Annual number of emergency department visits for CO Poisoning
- Age-adjusted rate of hospitalization for CO Poisoning per 100,000 population
- Crude rate of hospitalization for CO Poisoning per 100,000 population
- Number of hospitalizations for CO Poisoning
Each of the CO Poisoning NCDMs are available using the charts on this page.
- Select the measure using the Measure dropdown.
- Choose the grouping by selecting an option from the X-Axis dropdown.
Filter the results by any of the available demographic options by checking the option in the corresponding dropdown.
If no option is selected the total for that demographic will be used when calculating the results.
For example if no county selection is made the data will be state totals.
- Press the filter button to redraw the chart.