Friday, January 23, 2015

2013 Fatality Data Now Available in WISQARS

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.

CDC recently updated WISQARS to include 2013 data from the National Vital Statistics System. These data are now available in the following WISQARS modules: Fatal Injury Reports, Leading Causes of Death, and Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL).