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Florida Injury Surveillance System
Contact the Violence and Injury Prevention Section
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A13
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1722
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, but not limited to:
- Vital Records (Death Certificates)*
- Hospital Discharge Data*
- Emergency Department Discharge Data*
- Florida Violent Death Reporting System*
- Motor Vehicle Crash Records
- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
- Florida Youth Survey System
- Child Death Review
- FL Department of Law Enforcement Statistics
- Emergency Medical Services
- Poison Control
- Trauma Registry
* This is one of the Primary Sources.
Data SystemsThese links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Florida Department of Health of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The Florida Department of Health bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Injury Data and Resources
- Florida Violent Death Reporting System
- Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
- Florida’s Bureau of Vital Statistics - FLHealthCHARTS
- Safe States Alliance Injury Surveillance Workgroup Publications
- WISQARS–Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System
- World Health Organization–Data Collection
- CDC Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (CDC WONDER)
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS)
- American Association of Poison Control (AAPC) National Poison Data System
Description: Tables and graphs showing the leading injury mechanisms across different age groups.
Leading Fatal Injuries
(Data Source: DeathStat Database, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Florida Department of Health)
Leading Non-Fatal Injury Hospitalizations
(Data Source: Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data, Florida Center for Health Information and Transparency, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration)
Leading Non-Fatal Injury Emergency Department Visits
(Data Source: Emergency Department Discharge Data, Florida Center for Health Information and Transparency, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration)
Profiles and Dashboards
Description: Data profiles and dashboards displaying numbers and rates for injury, violence, and behavioral health utilizing multiple data sources.
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.
- 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.
- 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.”
- Trends between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM should not be compared as these coding systems are different from each other.
Description: Individual infographics describing select injury and violence topics in great detail.
Directions: Click on an injury topic below to open or save the infographic. The file will open as a PDF document in a new window. You will need to view or print with Acrobat Reader.
*Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF). The free Adobe Reader may be required to view these files.