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WISH Data Sources

Behavioral Risk Factor Survey Data
Wisconsin Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Birth Data
Resident birth certificates, Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Cancer Incidence Data
Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System, Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Cancer Mortality Data
National Center for Health Statistics, Wisconsin county cancer mortality files, as compiled through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program.

Infant Death Data
Matched birth and infant death certificates for Wisconsin residents at death, Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Injury Emergency Department Data
Wisconsin Hospital Emergency Department Visit data, Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services; prepared from data collected by the Department of Health Services through September 30, 2003 and thereafter by the Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center.

The database was enhanced (December 2012) by the addition of Minnesota Hospital Emergency Department data obtained from the Minnesota Hospital Association. Available records from 2002 forward for Wisconsin residents treated in Minnesota hospitals were added. This changes the counts for most counties and types of injuries for all data years. The dataset does not include Rochester Mayo hospitals before 2006. The October 2013 revision dropped non-Wisconsin residents from the database.

Injury Hospitalization Data
Wisconsin Inpatient Hospitalization Discharge data, Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services; prepared from data collected by the Department of Health Services through September 30, 2003 and thereafter by the Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center.

The database was enhanced (December 2012) by the addition of Minnesota Hospital Inpatient Discharge data obtained from the Minnesota Hospital Association. Available records from 2000 forward for Wisconsin residents treated in Minnesota hospitals were acquired, adding about 3% to the statewide total. This changes the counts for most counties and types of injuries, sometimes substantially. The dataset does not include Rochester Mayo hospitals before 2006. The October 2013 revision dropped non-Wisconsin residents from the database.

Mortality Data
Resident death certificates, Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Population Data
U.S. Census Bureau (1989, 1990, 2000, and 2010). Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services (estimates for non-Census years other than 1989). Land area data, used to calculate population density, is from the U.S. Census Bureau (2000).

Wisconsin Violent Death Reporting System
Death certificates, Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services; coroner and medical examiner (CME) reports from county and city CME offices; crime lab information from two Wisconsin crime labs; law enforcement information from jurisdictional police agencies. Information from these sources is abstracted by staff in the Office of Health Informatics to create a single file for each case of violent death that occurs in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin system is part of the National Violent Death Reporting System.

Published information on Wisconsin births, deaths, population and other health statistics is available from the Health Statistics pages of the DHS Web site.

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Last Revised:  October 07, 2013