I need a database of self-inflicted injuries, their prevalence, age, gender and area distribution and the nature of the injury. This is very specific but could have a huge impact in my research. Any help would be very much appreciated.


Sounds like very interesting research.

There is a database of self-inflicted injuries and suicide from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Faststats has both summary and detailed information about this. There is a related set of data on unintentional injuries that may also be helpful.


You can use the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS)

Date (one year maximum range; e.g., how many injuries were treated in 1996)

Product (e.g., how many bicycle injuries occurred)

Sex (e.g., how many injuries occurred to women)

Age (e.g., how many injuries occurred to people aged 35-55)

Diagnosis (e.g., how many lacerations occurred)

Disposition (e.g., how many people were admitted to the hospital)

Locale (e.g., how many injuries occurred at a school)

Body part (e.g., how many injuries involved the knee)

Here is the link to the Query Tool

(source: QZ, and their twitter-bot)

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