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Florida Injury Surveillance Data System

Contact Injury Prevention

  •  850-245-4440
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    Fax

    850-414-6470
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    Mailing Address

    Injury Prevention Section 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A22 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1722 

Overview

The Florida Injury Surveillance Data 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
  • provide a foundation for injury prevention strategies within the 2009–2013 Florida Injury Prevention Strategic Plan

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

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

  • Vital Records (Death Certificates)*
  • Hospital Discharge Data*
  • Emergency Department Discharge Data*
  • Motor Vehicle Crash Records
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
  • Child Death Review
  • Uniform Crime Reporting System
  • Emergency Medical Services

* This is one of the Primary Sources.

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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, Office of Vital Statistics, Florida Department of Health)

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

Leading 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)

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State and County Profiles

Description: Detailed tables providing a picture of injuries within the state of Florida and each of Florida’s 67 counties. Each table has 68 tabs. Each tab contains a two-page profile of injury data by intent, mechanism, and age group; one for the state of Florida plus each of Florida's 67 counties. Data is analyzed using the Florida Injury Surveillance System.

Directions: Click on a year below to open or save the data file. The file will open in an Excel spreadsheet in a new window. Each file is approximately 4MB. You will need to view or print with an Excel Reader. Explanations of the injury intent and mechanism classifications used in the following data files are available in the ICD Code Explanations.

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

Non-Fatal Hospitalizations
(Data Source: Inpatient Hospital 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 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 E Code. Uncoded hospitalizations and emergency department visits are labeled “Not E Coded.”

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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.

2013 Surveillance Data

2012 Surveillance Data

2011 Surveillance Data

2007–2009 Surveillance Data Fact Sheets
Previous surveillance data injury fact sheets are combined into single PDF files that open in a new window. Each file is under 6 MB.

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Special Emphasis Reports

Description: Specialized reports on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Drug Poisoning (Overdose) Deaths and Infant and Early Childhood Injury.

Directions: Click on a Special Emphasis Report to open or save the PDF file.  Each report ranges from 2-6 pages and is under 4MB.

2014

2013

2012

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Data Requests

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this program by phone or in writing.

Still have questions? Please contact the Injury Prevention Section.

4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A22
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1722
Phone: 850-245-4440
Fax: 850-414-6470

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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.
*Note: This page contains materials in the Microsoft Excel (XLS) format. The free Microsoft Excel Viewer may be required to view these files.