Firearm-related deaths and hospitalizations--Wisconsin, 1994

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1996 Sep 6;45(35):757-60.


Firearm-related injuries are a major cause of premature deaths in the United States. Although state-based vital records systems monitor fatal injuries, few surveillance systems exist to monitor nonfatal firearm-related injuries. Wisconsin is one of seven states funded by CDC cooperative agreements to establish firearm-related injury surveillance systems. Wisconsin's system, which links hospital discharge records and vital records, uses external cause of injury codes (E-codes) for case identification. This report describes the surveillance system and findings for 1994.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents
  • Firearms* / statistics & numerical data
  • Forms and Records Control
  • Hospital Records
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Population Surveillance
  • Suicide
  • Violence
  • Wisconsin / epidemiology
  • Wounds, Gunshot / epidemiology*