Importance of Looking at Injury-Related Data
Before an injury problem can be addressed, there is a need to know how big the problem is, where it is, and whom it affects. Gathering and analyzing data can show how an injury problem changes over time, offer an alert to troubling trends in a particular type of injury, and inform what impact prevention programs are having. Decision makers use these critical data in allocating programs and resources to the areas most in need.
Injury-Related Data Inventory and Guidance on Accessing the Data
A comprehensive list of publicly available national and state injury morbidity, mortality, and survey data is available for review. The list includes links to the source, a summary of the level of data available, and links to their data dictionary, when available. The list also includes notes for data users.
Query Systems with Illinois Injury-Related Data
The following query systems include data to learn more about the burden associated with unintentional and violence-related injury in Illinois:
Data Reporting Guidelines
In order to protect privacy, aggregate violence and injury data must sometimes be withheld from public display when it could potentially be used to identify or derive information about an individual. Data reporting will be limited in all reports that display aggregated information, though the specific rules will vary based on whether they include outcome information. A synopsis of rules that can be applied to assessment reporting systems can be found here.