Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New Data Available on WISQARS Fatal Injury Mapping Module

The Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury data from a variety of sources. Researchers, practitioners, the media, and the general public can use WISQARS data to learn more about the public health and economic burden of injury in the United States. Users can search, sort, and view the injury data and create reports, charts, maps, and slides.

The WISQARS Fatal Injury Mapping Module produces customized, color-coded maps that depict injury-related death rates at the state and county levels throughout the United States. CDC has recently updated the Fatal Injury Mapping Module to include 2004-2010 data from the National Vital Statistics System. Using multiple-cause mortality data along with the most current bridged race population estimates, updated maps of injury death rates by sex, age groupings, race/ethnicity, and mechanism and intent of injury are now available online.