Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)

Users can customize reports and download data, charts and graphs regarding injury related data in the United States. Background WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is a database system that reports injury-related data. There are three fatal report formats: Mortality Reports, Leading Causes of Death Reports and Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) reports. WISQARS also…

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

Users can download data sets and fact sheets regarding youth risk behaviors such as, physical activity, smoking, drug use, and sexual behaviors. Background The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) is a national school-based survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state, territorial, tribal and local surveys conducted by other agencies. YRBSS monitors the health risk behaviors and prevalence rates of obesity and…

National Violent Injury Statistics System

Background Users are able to search for data, article, and abstracts related to violent death and injury. The National Violent Injury Statistics System (NVISS) is working to establish ongoing, national data systems on violent injuries. NVISS’s major project has been to pilot-test, and press for the national adoption of, a uniform reporting system for violent deaths. The project has culminated in the establishment of the National Violent Death Reporting System…

National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)

Background Users are able to search for data, article, and abstracts related to violent death and injury including but not limited to child maltreatment, intimate partner homicides, other homicides, and suicides. In 2002, the CDC received funding to create NVDRS. It is a state-based surveillance system that collects facts from different sources about the same incident. The information—from death certificates, police reports, and coroner or medical examiner reports—is pooled into…

National Mortality Followback Survey

Background Users are able to access information about national death and mortality data. The Mortality Followback Survey Program, begun in the 1960’s by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), uses a sample of United States residents who die in a given year to supplement the death certificate with information from the next of kin or another person familiar with the decedent’s life history. This information, sometimes enhanced by administrative…