National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

National Electronic Injury Surveillance System All Injury Program, 2001 (ICPSR 3817)

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Beginning in July 2000, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) expanded the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) to collect data on all types and causes of injuries treated in a representative sample of United States hospitals with emergency departments (EDs). This system is called the NEISS All Injury Program (NEISS AIP). The NEISS AIP is designed to provide national incidence estimates of all types and external causes of nonfatal injuries and poisonings treated in United States hospital EDs. The scope of reporting goes beyond routine reporting of injuries associated with consumer-related products in CPSC's jurisdiction to include all injuries and poisonings. The data can be used to (1) measure the magnitude and distribution of nonfatal injuries in the United States, (2) monitor unintentional and violence-related nonfatal injuries over time, (3) identify emerging injury problems, (4) identify specific cases for follow-up investigations of particular injury-related problems, and (5) set national priorities. A fundamental principle of this expansion effort is that preliminary surveillance data are made available in a timely manner to a number of different federal agencies with unique and overlapping public health responsibilities and concerns. Also, the final edited data are released annually as a public use data file for use by other public health professionals and researchers. This public use data file provides NEISS AIP data on nonfatal injuries collected from January through December 2001. Variables in the dataset include body part affected by injury, diagnosis, case disposition, fire involvement, immediate cause of injury, injury as determined by the CDC, intent of injury, intent with sexual/other assault, locals where injured, precipitating cause of injury, perpetrator to victim relationship in assault, reason for assault, whether injury was sports-related or traffic-related, whether it was a violent injury, and date of injury. Demographic information specifies race, sex, and age of patient.

Series: National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) Series

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  • These data are available to the general public.


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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. NATIONAL ELECTRONIC INJURY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM ALL INJURY PROGRAM, 2001. ICPSR version. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control [producer], 2003. Ann Arbor MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003.

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   accidents, medical care, nonfatal injuries, poisoning, product safety, public health, public safety

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2001-01--2001-12

Date of Collection:  

  • 2001-01--2001-12

Universe:   United States hospitals providing emergency services.

Data Types:   administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Sample:   Data were collected from a national sample of 66 out of 100 NEISS hospitals, which were selected as a stratified probability sample of United States hospitals with at least six beds that provided 24-hour emergency service excluding psychiatric and penal institutions. The sample included five strata of which four represented different levels of hospital size, measured by the number of emergency department visits. The fifth contained the children's hospitals. There were 31 hospitals in the small stratum, 9 hospitals in the medium stratum, 6 hospitals in the large stratum, 15 hospitals in the very large stratum, and 5 hospitals in the children's stratum.

Data Source:

medical records


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