In 2019, Chisago and Washington Counties had substantially lower rates of injuries requiring hospitalization than the Minnesota average.
Burnett and Polk Counties had higher rates of hospitalizations from injuries than the state average, while Pierce and St. Croix Counties had lower rates.
Wisconsin and its St. Croix River Valley counties had substantially lower rates of injury hospitalizations than Minnesota and its counties.
There is no clear trend over time in the rate of injuries requiring hospitalization in Wisconsin or the St. Croix River Valley counties.
Polk and Burnett Counties consistently have higher rates of injury-induced hospitalizations than the state, Pierce closely mirrors the Wisconsin average and St. Croix is consistently below the state average.
Other than 2015 and 2016, the Minnesota average rate of injuries requiring hospitalization has been fairly steady at about 7.5/1,000 population.
Chisago County tends to tightly track the state rate while Washington County is consistently a bit below the state average.