Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; United States Consumer Product Safety Commission
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 (ED). 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 U.S. hospital EDs. Data on injury-related visits are being obtained from a national sample of 66 out of 100 NEISS hospitals, which were selected as a stratified probability sample of hospitals in the United States and its territories with a minimum of six beds and a 24-hour ED. The sample includes separate strata for very large, large, medium, and small hospitals, defined by the number of annual ED visits per hospital, and children's hospitals. 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 will be made available in a timely manner to a number of different federal agencies with unique and overlapping public health responsibilities and concerns. Also, annually, the final edited data are released as public use data files for use by other public health professionals and researchers. These public use data files provide NEISS AIP data on nonfatal injuries collected from July through December 2000 (ICPSR 3582), from January through December 2001 (ICPSR 3817), and January through December 2002 (ICPSR 4085). Variables in the datasets 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, locales 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.
These data are freely available.
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, 2002. 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], 2004. Ann Arbor MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004. doi:10.3886/ICPSR04085.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04085.v1
This survey was funded by:
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: United States hospitals providing emergency services.
Data Types: administrative records data
Data Collection Notes:
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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.
Original ICPSR Release: 2004-10-01
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