The first step for using WISQARS nonfatal is to choose a report type. Your options are nonfatal injury reports, leading causes of nonfatal injury reports, and cost of injury reports. Choose a report type based on your information needs. If you need detailed statistical estimates about a particular injury cause or intent for a particular population, then you need a nonfatal injury report. If you need information about the most common causes of injury for a specific intent or population, then you need a leading causes of nonfatal injury report. If you need cost of injury estimates for nonfatal injuries classified either by intent and mechanism or by body region and nature of injury, then you need a cost of injury report.
To choose a report type, perform the following steps:
- Open the WISQARS home page in your browser. (The URL is http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/.)
- Select Nonfatal Injury Data.
- Select a report type from the menu “Reports and Charts.”
- Select the year(s) in which you are interested.
The appropriate report options page will appear.