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Finding Health Data and Statistics: Injuries

This guide provides websites and resources for finding data sets and statistics in the area of health and health care.

Current stats: Injuries in the workplace

Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities Latest Numbers

Nonfatal injuries and illnesses, private industry

Total recordable cases:
3,007,300 in 2013
Historical Data

Cases involving days away from work:
917,100 in 2013
Historical Data

Median days away from work:
8 in 2013
Historical Data

Cases involving sprains, strains, tears:
327,060 in 2013
Historical Data

Cases involving injuries to the back:
170,450 in 2013
Historical Data

Cases involving falls, slips, trips:
229,190 in 2013
Historical Data

Fatal work-related injuries

Total fatal injuries (all sectors):
4,405(p) in 2013
Historical Data

Roadway incidents (all sectors):
991(p) in 2013
Historical Data

Falls, slips, trips (all sectors):
699(p) in 2013
Historical Data

Homicides (all sectors):
397(p) in 2013
Historical Data


Bureau of Labor Statistics

Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
This program from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides data on illnesses and injuries on the job and data on worker fatalities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Injury Data and Resources
Gateway to national level injury data including data on injury resulting in deaths, hospitalizations, visits to emergency departments, and self-reported medically attended episodes.

WISQARS or Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System
An interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related mortality data and nonfatal injury data.

National Safety Council

Injury Facts
A complete reference source for safety statistics. It presents the most current occupational, motor vehicle, home, community, state, and international injury statistics on deaths, nonfatal injuries and their costs.

National Safety Council website
Fact sheets and some limited statistics are reported on the NSC website.  News from studies are reported.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission

National Electronic Injury Surveillance System
National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) is a national probability sample of hospitals in the U.S. and its territories. Patient information is collected from each NEISS hospital for every emergency visit involving an injury associated with consumer products. From this sample, the total number of product-related injuries treated in hospital emergency rooms nationwide can be estimated. This web access to NEISS allows certain estimates to be retrieved on-line.

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