New York State Community Health Indicator Reports - About Injury-Related Indicators

Indicator/Contact for information Data Source Definition
Suicide mortality rates, ages 15-19 years and all ages, crude and adjusted (all ages only)

Contact: Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics; at (518) 474-3189
Vital Records a
NYSDOH Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics
All ages rate - the number of deaths due to suicide per 100,000 population. * Ages 15-19 rate — the number of deaths among persons ages 15-19 years per 100,000 population ages 15-19 years. The ICD-10 codes used for suicide are: X60-X84, Y87.0.
Self-inflicted injury hospitalization rates, ages 15-19 years and all ages, crude and age-adjusted** (for all ages only)

Contact: Bureau of Injury Prevention, at (518) 473-1143
Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System - SPARCS b
NYSDOH Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics
All ages rate - the number of hospitalizations due to self-inflicted injury per 10,000 population. Ages 15-19 rate — the number of hospitalizations due to self-inflicted injury among persons ages 15-19 per 10,000 population ages 15-19 years. The ICD-9 codes for self-inflicted injury are: E950-E958
Homicide mortality rate, crude and age-adjusted**

Contact: Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics; at 518) 474-3189
Vital Records a
NYSDOH Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics
The number of deaths due to homicide per 100,000 population. The ICD-10 codes for homicide are: X85-Y09, Y87.1
Assault hospitalization rate, crude and age-adjusted**

Contact: Bureau of Injury Prevention, at (518) 473-1143
Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System - SPARCS b
NYSDOH Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics
The number of hospitalizations due to assault-related injury per 100,000 population. The ICD-9 codes used for assault related injury are: E960-E968
Unintentional Injury mortality rate, crude and age-adjusted**

Contact: Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics; at (518) 474-3189
Vital Records a
NYSDOH Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics
The number of deaths due to unintentional injury per 100,000 population. The ICD-10 codes for unintentional injury are: V01-X59, Y85-Y86.
Unintentional injury hospitalization rates by age group (<10 , 10-14, 15-24, 25-64 and 65 years and older and all ages) crude and age-adjusted** (for all ages only)

Contact: Bureau of Injury Prevention, at (518) 473-1143
Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System - SPARCS b
NYSDOH Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics
The number of hospitalizations due to unintentional injury among persons ages <10, 10-14, 15-24, 25-64 and 65 years and older and all ages per 100,000 population ages <10 , 10-14, 15-24, 25-64 and 65 years and older and all ages*, respectively. The ICD-9 codes used for unintentional injury hospitalization are: E800-E848, E850-E869, E880-E928 (E929 is excluded)
Fall-related hospitalization rate by age group (<10, 10-14, 15-24, 25-64, 65-74, 75-84, 85 years and older and all ages)

Contact: Bureau of Injury Prevention, at (518) 473-1143
Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System - SPARCS b
NYSDOH Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics
The number of hospitalizations due to fall related injury among persons ages <10, 10-14, 15-24, 25-64, 65-74, 75-84, 85 years and older and all ages per 100,000 population ages <10 , 10-14, 15-24, 25-64, 65-74, 75-84, 85 years and older and all ages ** , respectively. The ICD-9 codes used for fall-related injury are: E880-E888, (excluding E887), E957, E9681, E987
Poisoning-related hospitalization rate, crude and age-adjusted**

Contact: Bureau of Injury Prevention, at (518) 473-1143
Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System - SPARCS b
NYSDOH Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics
The number of hospitalizations due to poisoning –related injury per 100,000 population.  The ICD-9 codes used for poisoning-related injury are: E850-E869,E950-E952, E962, E980-E982
Motor vehicle mortality rate, crude and age-adjusted**

Contact: Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics; at (518) 474-3189
New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles c
The number of deaths due to motor vehicle related injury per 100,000 population. The ICD-10 codes for motor vehicle related injuries are: V02-V04, V09.0, V09.2, V12-V14, V19.0-V19.2, V19.4-V19.6, V20-V79, V80.3-V80.5, V81.0-V81.1, V82.0-V82.1, V83-V86, V87.0-V87.8, V88.0-V888,V89.0,V89.2
Non-Motor Vehicle mortality rate, crude and age-adjusted**

Contact: Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics; at (518) 474-3189
Vital Records a
NYSDOH Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics
The number of deaths due to non-motor vehicle related injury per 100,000 population. The ICD-10 codes for non-motor vehicle related injury are: between V01 and V89 (excluding the ICD-10 codes for motor vehicle related injuries - above); V90-V99;  W00-X59; Y85 and Y86.
Traumatic brain injury hospitalization rate, crude and age-adjusted**

Contact: Bureau of Injury Prevention, at (518) 473-1143
Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System - SPARCS b
NYSDOH Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics
The number of hospitalizations due to traumatic brain injury per 100,000 population. The ICD-9 codes used for traumatic brain injury are: 800-801.9, 803-804.9, 850-851.9, 852-854.1, 950.1-950.3, 959.01 and 995.55.
Alcohol related motor vehicle injuries and deaths, rate per 100,000

Contact: Data Service, at (518) 518-473-3959
New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles c
The number of alcohol related motor vehicle injuries and deaths per 100,000 population.

Data notes:

a Vital Records:
Information is collected from birth, death and fetal death certificates. Records with missing information for the indicator of interest are excluded when calculating rates and percentages for that indicator. Population based rates use population estimates provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. ICD-10 codes are used for cause of death.
In 2008, New York City Vital Records adopted the National Center for Health Statistics standard birth certificate. This certificate has been used for births occurring in New York State outside of New York City since 2004. According to the New York City Health Department publication, Summary of Vital Statistics 2008 1, the use of the new certificate has resulted in some data quality concerns. A combination of poor data quality and hospital staff adaptation to the new data entry system and worksheets affected data quality. There is a potential for variables such as prenatal care and race/ethnicity to be impacted by a larger than normal number of unknowns and miscoding. Caution should be used when comparing the 2008 data to previous years.
b Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System-SPARCS:
Information about hospitalizations is collected through the hospital inpatient discharge data system. Each hospitalization receives an ICD-9 code at discharge that indicates the primary reason for the hospitalization. There are also up to 14 other diagnosis codes recorded to further describe the hospitalization. Statistics presented in these tables are based on the primary diagnosis unless otherwise noted. This data system does not include information about events that did not result in a hospitalization, such as cases that were only treated in a hospital emergency room. Numbers and rates are based on the number of hospitalizations that occurred and not the number of individuals who were hospitalized.
c New York State and County Safety Data Reports:
New York State motor vehicle accident data are compiled by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles from accident reports submitted by police agencies and by motorists. Data are from the alcohol-related accident summary report. For more traffic safety information and data, see the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee - New York State and County Traffic Safety Data Reports

** The standard population used for age adjustment was the 2000 U.S. population.