State Injury Indicators: Instructions for Preparing 2005 Data

Injury surveillance is one of the most important and basic elements of injury prevention and control. It helps determine the leading causes of injury and the population groups and behaviors associated with the greatest risk of injury. Surveillance also helps states and U.S. territories to identify prevention needs and to determine individual injury prevention program priorities.

The State Injury Indicators: Instructions for Preparing 2005 Data manual was developed to guide states and U.S. territories on the collection, preparation, and submission of injury surveillance data. This manual also includes a CD-ROM with spreadsheets that provides states and U.S. territories with a standardized and straightforward tool for calculating injury surveillance rates.

Updates for the 2005 data collection cycle are listed below:

  • In order to make the two Motor Vehicle Indicators parallel, non-traffic codes have been removed from the Motor Vehicle Hospitalization Indicator.
  • The terrorism International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) codes (*U01-*U03) and the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes (E979 and E999.1) have been added to case definitions where appropriate.
  • Additional codes have been added to both the Traumatic Brain Injury Fatality and Hospitalization Indicators.
  • The ICD-9-CM codes for Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (995.90-995.94) have been excluded from the case definition used to prepare the Injury Hospitalization Data Set.
  • Instructions for five additional indicators have been included:
    • All-Injury Indicator 1: Injury Fatalities
    • Fall Indicator 1: Unintentional Fall-Related Fatalities
    • Fall Indicator 2: Unintentional Fall-Related Hospitalizations
    • Fall Indicator 3: Hip Fracture Hospitalizations in Persons Aged 65 Years and Older
    • Homicide/Assault Indicator 2: Assault-Related Hospitalizations

The three Falls Indicators were recommended as a result of the consensus building process of the State and Territorial Injury prevention Directors Association, Injury Surveillance Workgroup on Falls. The pre-existing All-Injury and Homicide/Assault areas were expanded to include the corresponding vital statistics or hospital discharge data indicators.

All states and U.S. territories are eligible and encouraged to voluntarily submit data for inclusion in the State Injury Indicators Report. Information obtained from participants will be reviewed and assembled in the 2005 edition of the report.


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