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Florida Injury Surveillance System

Violence and Injury Prevention Program

  •  850-245-4455
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    Mailing Address

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A13 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1722 

     

Overview

The Florida Injury Surveillance System is used to:

  • monitor the frequency of fatal and non-fatal injuries
  • determine the risk factors for fatal and non-fatal injuries
  • evaluate the completeness, timeliness, and quality of data sources
  • provide information to Florida's injury prevention community for program planning and evaluation

The data system is modeled after the consensus recommendations developed through the Safe States Alliance.

The Florida Injury Surveillance System uses multiple data sources, including:

* This is one of the Primary Sources.

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Data Systems

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Leading Statewide Injuries (Top 10 Charts)

Description: Color-coded tables showing the 10 leading injury mechanisms across 11 different age groups for each year of data.

Directions: Click on a year below to open or save the data file. The file will open as a PDF document in a new window. You will need to view or print with Acrobat Reader. Explanations of the injury intent and mechanism classifications used in the following data files are available in the ICD Code Explanations.

Leading Fatal Injuries
(Death Source: DeathStat Database, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Florida Department of Health)

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State and County Profiles

Description:  Detailed tables displaying numbers and rates of fatal and non-fatal injuries within the state of Florida and each of Florida's 67 counties. Each tab displays data by intent and mechanisms by age group. Explanations of the injury intent and mechanism classifications used in the following data files are available in the ICD Code Explanations.

Fatal Injuries
(Data Source:  DeathStat Database, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics)

Non-Fatal Injury Hospitalizations
(Data Source: Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data [Public Version], Florida Center for Health Information and Policy Analysis, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration)

Non-Fatal Injury Emergency Department Visits
(Data Source: Outpatient Emergency Department Discharge Data [Public Version], Florida Center for Health Information and Policy Analysis, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration)

Notes on Hospital Inpatient and Emergency Department Data

  • Data may contain multiple hospitalizations or visits for the same person/injury event due to hospital transfers, readmissions, and follow-up visits. Therefore, the data reflects the number of hospitalizations and emergency department visits and not the number of people injured.
  • Data for specific mechanisms of injury may be underestimated due to incomplete reporting of the external cause of injury as an ICD-9-CM or ICD-10-CM code. Uncoded hospitalizations and emergency department visits are labeled “Not E Coded.”
  • Effective October 1, 2015, hospital record data transitioned to a new coding system called the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM). Differences between counts and rates in years prior to 2015 compared with 2015 and subsequent years could be a result of this coding change and not an actual difference in the number of events.

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Infographics / Injury Fact Sheets

Description: Individual fact sheets and infographics describing select injury mechanisms and intents in great detail.

Directions: Click on an injury topic below to open or save the fact sheet. The file will open as a PDF document in a new window. Each file is approximately 2MB and 6 pages. You will need to view or print with Acrobat Reader.

2014 Surveillance Data

2013 Surveillance Data

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*Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF). The free Adobe Reader may be required to view these files.