Firearm Injury Surveillance Study, 1993-2008 [electronic resource] / United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
- Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011.
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- Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
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- AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to the general public.
- These data were collected using the National ElectronicInjury Surveillance System (NEISS), the primary data system of theUnited States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). CPSC beganoperating NEISS in 1972 to monitor product-related injuries treated inUnited States hospital emergency departments (EDs). In June 1992, theNational Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), within theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, established an interagencyagreement with CPSC to begin collecting data on nonfatalfirearm-related injuries in order to monitor the incidents and thecharacteristics of persons with nonfatal firearm-related injuriestreated in United States hospital EDs over time. This datasetrepresents all nonfatal firearm-related injuries (i.e., injuriesassociated with powder-charged guns) and all nonfatal BB and pelletgun-related injuries reported through NEISS from 1993 through2008. The cases consist of initial ED visits for treatment of theinjuries. Cases were reported even if the patients subsequently died.Secondary visits and transfers from other hospitals were excluded.Information is available on injury diagnosis, firearm type, use ofdrugs or alcohol, criminal incident, and locale of theincident. Demographic information includes age, sex, and race of theinjured person. Cf.: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR30543.v1
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