Data sources: US data from WISQARS
, Canadian data from Statistics Canada, Australian data (provided by the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit) from the Australian Coordinating Registry for the Cause of Death Unit Record File.
Results from the WISQARS
database (CDC, 2011) showed that for young adults ages 18 to 24 years, regardless of college student status, suicide accounted for 12.
About 10 percent of total deaths resulted from drowning, according to the WISQARS
The National Shooting Sports Foundation tallied the CDC's numbers on WISQARS
and reconfirmed what sane people with firearms experience already knew: Shooting and hunting with firearms is safe.
When I joined the center, WISQARS provided statistics only for injury mortality (deaths resulting from injuries) and leading causes of death.
Unfamiliar with statistics or the field of public health, I asked about the purpose and intended users of WISQARS.
Mortality data based on WISQARS
Leading Cause of Death Reports, 2005; Risk factor data from the BRFSS, 2007.
Medical and work loss cost estimation methods for the WISQARS
cost of injury module.
fatal injury: mortality reports http://wisqars.
In 2010, nonfatal, unintentional injuries totaled 3,270,938 for children between 1 and 7 years of age (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, WISQARS
Web-Based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System, 2012b).
Figure 1 Firearm Mortality of American Youth in 2000 (N = 2,209) Homicide 57% Suicide 34% Other 9% Source: WISQARS
Injury Mortality Report, 2000, United States Firearms Deaths and Rates per 100,000, Ages 1 to 18.
Numbers of ED-treated injuries, rates, and lifetime cost estimates by age and sex of the patient and by mechanism and intent of injury were analyzed using WISQARS