What does this indicator measure?

This measure represents the number of injury-related hospital admissions among Indiana residents per 10,000 people and is age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population. It includes primary diagnoses with ICD-9-CM codes of: 800–909.2, 909.4, 909.9–994.9, 995.5–995.59, 995.80–995.85 (State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association definition).

Why is this indicator important?

More than 2.8 million people are hospitalized and 29 million people are treated in emergency departments as a result of violence and injuries each year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

About the data

Community: Union County

Reference: Indiana

Goal: Healthy People 2020

Measurement Period: 2014

Category: Injury Prevention & Safety

Community Source: Indiana State Department of Health, Epidemiology Resource Center and Injury Prevention and Trauma Program

Reference Source: Indiana State Department of Health, Epidemiology Resource Center and Injury Prevention and Trauma Program