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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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