National Electronic Injury Surveillance System

Maintained/created by: US Consumer Product Safety Commission
Website: http://www.cpsc.gov/library/neiss.html
Geographic unit of data: U.S. National

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Background

Users can access data on emergency and hospital visits related to injuries caused by consumer products in the United States. The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS)collects data on injury prevalence related to different types of consumer products. The NEISS is maintained by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. The NEISS collects information from a certain number of hospitals in a region to estimate prevalence for the entire region. Users can search the NEISS database by: Date (one year maximum range)Product (e.g., how many bicycle injuries occurred) Sex, Age, Diagnosis, Disposition, Locale, and Body Part.

Data Notes

Users can do searches for specific consumer products or injuries within a given treatment date or access NEISS data highlights. When searching, the NEISS codes different consumer products based on product codes. It is important to understand what codes apply to the date range specified in the query, as NEISS product codes change over time. Up to three product codes, or ranges of product codes, can be specified in a given query. Product code guides are available in PDF form on the website. NEISS searchable data is available from 1/1/1991 until 12/31/2009. Neiss data highlights are available from 2007 through 2009. The website does not say when new data will be added.