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Data Sources and Electronic Links


Behavioral Risk Factors/Injury Incidence

Injury Morbidity Data

  • Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project (HCUP)
    • Use: the largest collection of longitudinal hospital care data with all-payer, encounter-level information.
    • Include the nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), the Kid’s Inpatient Database (KID), the State Inpatient Databases (SID), the State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD), and the State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD).
    • URL: (require an application to access data)
  • Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
    • Use: provide information on use, cost, payment of health services and health insurance coverage.
    • URL: (data available for downloading)
  • Indian Health Service-Ambulatory Care & Inpatient Care Systems
  • Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)
  • Minimum Data Set For Nursing Home Resident Assessment and Care Screening (MDS-Nursing Homes)

Injury Deaths-Death Certificates

  • National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS)

Automotive/Transport Injury Data

Automotive Behavioral Data

  • The Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS)
  • National Household Travel Survey (NHTS)
    • Use: provide data on travels by all modes for all purposes and distances.
    • URL: (currently on data available for downloading)


Occupational Injury Data

  • National Electronic Injury Surveillance System – Work RISQ
  • Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI)
  • Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII)

 Violent Death Data

  • National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS)
  • Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA)
    • Use: provide data on the felonious and accidental line-of-duty deaths and assaults.
    • URL: (currently no data available for downloading)
  • National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), 17 states
  • Uniform Crime Reports-Supplemental Hate Crime
    • Use: provide data on crime incidents motivated by a bias against race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.
    • URL: (currently no data available for downloading)

Crime and Victimization Data

  • National Crime Victimization Survey (NCFS)
  • National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS)
    • Use: provide data on the annual volume and nature of child maltreatment.
    • URL: (require an application to access data)

Drug Abuse Data

  • Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)
    • Use: provide data on drug-related emergency department visits and deaths.
    • URL: (currently no data available for downloading)

  • National Survey on Drug Use and Health
  • Monitoring the Future Survey (MTFS)
  • Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
    • Use: school-based survey of 9th through 12th grade students to provide state estimates especially on traffic safety behavior, violence-related behavior, suicide, and drug abuse.
    • URL: (data available for downloading)

Other Injury Data

  • Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS)
    • Use: provide data on health status, health care use and expenditures, and health insurance coverage for Medicare beneficiaries.
    • URL:  (currently no data available for downloading)


Trauma care/poisoning data

  • Toxic Exposure Surveillance System (TESS)
  • United States Eye Injury Registry