Surveillance of Injury
The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch maintains statewide injury and violence related surveillance through several on-going and regularly collected data systems that monitor the incidence of and risk factors for fatal and nonfatal injury. The branch provides this information to North Carolina’s health professionals, citizens, law makers and others interested in injury and violence prevention in the state. Injury and violence surveillance data provides the epidemiologic foundation for effective, data-driven injury and violence prevention intervention planning.
In addition, the Injury Surveillance Unit:
- Analyzes, interprets, and reports injury morbidity and mortality data, to characterize the burden of injury in North Carolina.
- Evaluates the completeness, timeliness, and quality of electronic vital statistics and hospital discharge data sets using CDC's recommendations for evaluating surveillance data.
- Investigates specific mechanisms of injury in greater detail.
- Disseminates data to injury prevention stakeholders in response to requests.
- Produces periodic surveillance updates and data reports evaluating the progress and effectiveness of injury intervention programs in meeting the goals and objectives of injury programs and the future Strategic Plan.
Injury Overview Fact Sheet