This module provides data on injury-related mortality (deaths) among Wisconsin residents. Please note that the coding system for
external causes of death changed beginning with deaths that occurred in 1999. See
Trend Analysis Caution for details. A separate module
presents data on 1999 and later deaths from injury.
To shape your query, first decide the injury mortality statistics you want, such as number of deaths or injury death rate. You can narrow
your focus to a particular cause or manner of death.
Then select the geographic area and year. You can also choose to focus on selected age, sex or race/ethnicity
groups. Finally, choose row and column variables for your table.
Note: To use the Ranked Underlying Causes measures, you need to select the measure here AND choose Underlying
Causes of Injury Death as a row variable in Step 7 below. Causes are sorted (ranked) in order of frequency.
Step 2. Select One or More External Cause of Injury (Optional)
Note: To see statistics for specific external causes of death, you must specify one or more causes in the drop-down list
above AND choose Underlying Causes of Injury Death as a ROW or COLUMN variable in step 7 or 8 below.
Step 3. Select One or More Manner or Intent of Injury (Optional)
Note: To see statistics for a specific manner or intent of death, you must specify one or more in the drop-down list above AND
choose Manner or Intent of Injury Death as a ROW or COLUMN variable in step 7 or 8 below.
Step 4. Choose One or More Geographic Areas
All locations refer to place of residence.
State: Click on the "Wisconsin statewide" button. (This is the default option.) Region: Click on the "Region"
button. Then select the region name, or hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and select multiple regions. County: Click on the "County" button. Then select the county name, or hold down the Control
(Ctrl) key and select multiple counties. Regional Trauma Advisory Council: Click on the
"Regional Trauma Advisory Council" button. Then select the name, or hold down
the Control (Ctrl) key and select multiple names.
Note: To see results for individual areas, first select the areas of interest here, then choose "Geographic Area"
as a ROW variable or COLUMN variable (Step 7 or 8).
Step 5. Choose One or More Years
You can choose to see data for the latest year available in this module (1998). Or you can choose to see one or more single years, or one or
more groups of years. Note: If you are requesting data for a small population, it is often useful to combine years of data.
WISH suppresses small numbers (when cell size is less than 5) to comply with Wisconsin vital records data privacy guidelines.