Data & Surveillance
Injury surveillance data, including incidence, risk, and cost data, are valuable tools to determine the scope of the injury problem and what prevention initiatives should be developed, or expanded, based on needs in the community. Cost benefit data can be used to advocate for specific community-based interventions, as well as State-based injury prevention programs. States may analyze emergency department, hospital admission, and mortality data, in addition to other sources, in order to design and implement prevention programs.
Injury is the leading cause of death for children age 19 and younger. In 2005, there were 17,351 injury-related deaths in this age group, including:
- 12,122 deaths from unintentional injuries
- 2,997 deaths from intentional injuries, and
- 1,855 deaths from self-inflicted injuries.
Unintentional fatal injuries cost the U.S. $62 billion in 2005; $37 billion was due to fatal injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes.
- An overview of the National Violent Death Reporting System
- Childhood injury and cost benefit analysis fact sheets of injury prevention interventions.
- Childhood injury costs and prevention savings
- External cause coding improvement: Where have we come and where do we need to go
- Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS): Things to know
- Injury data basics for MCH programs
- Injury data basics for school health professionals
- Perspectives on Enhancing Injury Prevention Research and Practice
Injury Prevention Links
- Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System
- CDC National Center for Health Statistics Injury Data and Resources
- Maternal and Child Health Bureau Title V Information System (TVIS)
- National Center for Child Death Review
- National Center for Statistics and Analysis
- Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
- Childhood Injury: Cost and Prevention Facts
- Childhood Injury: Cost and Prevention Facts - Bicycle helmets save medical costs for children
- Childhood Injury: Cost and Prevention Facts - Child Safety Seats: How large are the benefits and who should pay?
- Childhood Injury: Cost and Prevention Facts - Current Speed Limits Cost Prevention
- Childhood Injury: Cost and Prevention Facts - Injury Prevention Counseling by Pediatricians Saves Money
- Childhood Injury: Cost and Prevention Facts - Poison Control Centers save Money and Lives
- Childhood Injury: Cost and Prevention Facts - Sobriety Checkpoints Injury Cost Prevention
- Guidance for states for 2010 Home Visiting Program Applications
- Injury Prevention: What Works? A Summary of Cost-outcome Analysis for Injury Prevention Programs (2012)
- Preventing Adolescent Injury: The Role of Health Plans
- United States Fact Sheet, 2013 National Performance Measures Related to Injury and Violence