Health Interview Data

The National Health Interview Survey collects information on all medically attended injuries and poisonings occurring to any family member throughout the 3-month amount prior to the interview. Data concerning the cause of the injury or poisoning episode, activity the person was doing at the time of the injury or poisoning episode, the place of prevalence, whether the person was hospitalized, whether or not the person missed any days from work or school because of the injury or poisoning, whether the injury or poisoning episode caused any limitation of activity, ICD-nine-CM diagnostic codes, and ICD-9-CM external cause codes are offered.

There is additionally narrative text taken verbatim from the respondent describing how the person was injured or poisoned. This information is accessible on injuries for data years 1997-gift and poisonings for 2000 – gift.

Public-use Information
Beginning in 1997 the Family Core portion of the NHIS included queries about medically attended injuries and poisonings that occurred to any member of the family within a 3-month reference period. Injury and poisoning data was provided by the family respondent or the injured/poisoned person if gift throughout the interview. Throughout knowledge years 1997-199nine, 3 data files containing injury information (Injury Episode, Verbatim Injury Episode, and Person) and two files containing poisoning information (Poison Episode and Person) were made out there to the public. Throughout knowledge years 200zero-gift, 2 files containing injury and poisoning data (Injury/Poisoning Episode and Verbatim Injury/Poisoning Episode) were created from the NHIS information.

The NHIS was redesigned in 1997 and the injury knowledge from 1997 onwards not admire earlier years. The injury questions were revised in 2000 and 2004. The NHIS Questionnaires, Datasets, and Related Documentation for the years 1997-present are on the market on the NHIS website. The injury section of the questionnaire, referred to as the FIJ section, is included within the Family Core of NHIS.

Detail description and analytic steerage of injury information in NHIS is available at: Injury Episodes and Circumstances: National Health Interview Survey, 1997-2007 Adobe PDF file [PDF – 777 KB]
NHIS – Injury and Poisoning Data

Tools and Frameworks
Barell Matrix
The Barell Matrix is a 2-dimensional array of 3-, four-, and 5-digit ICD-nine-CM injury codes grouped by the body region of the injury and the character of the injury and was developed by the International Collaborative Effort on Injury Statistics

ICD-9-CM Framework for Presenting Injury Morbidity Knowledge-External Cause
This matrix contains the ICD-nine-CM external cause of injury codes that aren’t included in ICD-9 mortality codes. In addition, an inventory of codes that have been added since 1994 is appended to the matrix.