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

Topic/focus: Disease - Specific / Registry, Vital Events
Year(s): Varies depending on topic
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Study and sample characteristics: Data comes from vital records and various registries
Universe: Injuries in the United States
Variables: Varies depending on topic
Access: Publically available
Cost: Free
Key web links: Web-Based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)
Primary Institutional Contact: Injury Research Center (irc@mcw.edu)

Summary: CDC’s WISQARS™ (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources. Researchers, the media, public health professionals, and the public can use WISQARS™ data to learn more about the public health and economic burden associated with unintentional and violence-related injury in the United States.

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