Initial injury-related visits to hospital emergency departments, by sex, age, and intent and mechanism of injury: United States

Data on initial injury-related visits to hospital emergency departments, by sex, age, and intent and mechanism of injury. Please refer to the PDF or Excel version of this table in the HUS 2019 Data Finder (https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus/contents2019.htm) for critical information about measures, definitions, and changes over time. Due to a change in national medical data coding standards in 2015, from the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) to the ICD-10-CM, the definition for injuries and injury subcategories changed for the 2017 reporting period and beyond. Results from 2017 and subsequent years should not be compared with previous reporting periods. Any observed changes in trends across this transition period should not be considered. Data for 2016 are not included. Additional information regarding injury definitions and categorization of injuries by mechanism and intent of injury is available at: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/injury/injury_tools.htm. Note that the data file available here has more recent years of data than what is shown in the PDF or Excel version.

SOURCE: NCHS, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. For more information on the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, see the corresponding Appendix entry at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus17_appendix.pdf.

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