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Friday, May 28, 2010

2008 Injury in Virginia Report

Injuries are a leading public health problem in Virginia. In 2008, there were 3,929 injury related deaths and 42,748 injury related hospitalizations. Attached to this email you will find the Injury in Virginia, 2008 report; which provides an overview of injury deaths and hospitalizations in Virginia. A new edition was made to the report this year; a section evaluating injury death and hospitalization by insurance status and community poverty.

I also want to remind you that for more information either on injury data in your area or for other areas in Virginia you may visit VOIRS, the Virginia Online Injury Reporting System at http://www.vahealth.org/CIVP/VOIRS. This system contains data from 1999-2008 and allows you to create customized injury data reports on various mechanisms (causes) and intents of injury by geographic and demographic variables.
For more injury related reports and data please visit the Virginia Department of Health, Division of Injury and Violence Prevention’s webpage at http://www.vahealth.org/Injury/Data.

If you have any questions, need additional data, or would like me to provide a presentation on injuries to you or to groups within your community please contact me by phone at 804-864-7745 or by email at stephanie.goodman@vdh.virginia.gov.

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