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WISQARS : your source for U.S. injury statistics
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  • Alternative Title:
    Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System
  • Description:
    Fatal injury data -- Nonfatal injury data -- Cost of injury data -- Violent death data.

    CDC’s WISQARSTM (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources. Researchers, the media, public health professionals, and the public can use WISQARSTM data to learn more about the public health and economic burden associated with unintentional and violence-related injury in the United States. Users can search, sort, and view the injury data and create reports, charts, and maps based on the following:

    • Intent of injury (unintentional injury, violence-related, homicide/assault, legal intervention, suicide/intentional self-harm)

    • Mechanism (cause) of injury (e.g., fall, fire, firearm, motor vehicle crash, poisoning, suffocation)

    • Body region (e.g., traumatic brain injury, spinal cord, torso, upper and lower extremities)

    • Nature (type) of injury (e.g., fracture, dislocation, internal injury, open wound, amputation, and burn)

    • Geographic location (national, regional, state) where the injury occurred

    • Sex, race/ethnicity, and age of the injured person


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