Maintained/created by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Geographic unit of data: U.S. national, U.S. regional, U.S. state
Keywords: accidents, age, car, cause of death, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, death, ethnicity, fatal injury, Fire, firearms, gender, gun, Hispanic origin, injury, intent, mechanism, mortality, motor vehicle, nonfatal injury, prevention, race, sex, violence, Years of Potential Life Lost, YPLL
Users can customize reports and download data, charts and graphs regarding injury related data in the United States.
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 provides data and reports on nonfatal injuries and leading causes of nonfatal injuries.
Users choose the report type and then are able to customize it based on their information needs. Users can customize reports by: cause, intent, census region, state, race, sex, age, year, age adjusting, age selection, and output groups. The data, charts and graphs can be downloaded.
Data comes from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and it typically takes 18 months to collect and verify all the information and prepare the web pages for WISQARS. The most recent data available is from 2010.