WISQARS Tutorials: Fatal Injury Mapping, Fatal Injury Reports, Leading Causes of Death, and Years of Potential Life Lost
About the Tutorials
Tips on How to Use the Tutorials
- The link to the tutorials can be found from the main WISQARS page here: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars
And the direct URL to the tutorials, which can be bookmarked in your browser, is: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/fatal_help/tutorial.html
- Note that throughout the tutorials, certain terms are underlined and in blue text. When clicked, you will be sent to a page with definitions or further information about the terms. Simply hit ‘Back’ on your browser to return to the tutorial.
- Scan the Table of Contents within each tutorial for the lessons it includes.
- Navigate directly through any portion of the tutorials by selecting from the Table of Contents
- Throughout the tutorials, we have used examples specific to American Indian/Alaska Native data. But the methods within the guide apply throughout the entire WISQARS site.
Tips on How to Operate WISQARS Reports
- For smaller demographic subsets such as American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN), use a wider year range to get more stable results.
- For county level results, choose Fatal Injury Mapping. Follow the instructions to save the data.
- For Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) results, choose Fatal Injury Mapping.
Tips on How to Sort and View WISQARS Data
- Leading Causes of Death shows the total number of deaths and the percentages. In Leading Causes of Death, follow these instructions after viewing the results: Click on any colored box for detailed causes and ICD codes. Click on any age group for percentages.
- In Fatal Injury Reports, choose to sort results by category (age, age group, race, sex and state year).
- Within the Fatal Injury Report module, results can be sorted and output by a number of demographic or other criteria. Under Advanced Options, define output groups such as age, sex, year, etc., or a combination of criteria.