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Data Analysis: Fatal Injury Mapping Tool - WISQARS
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a tool to map injury deaths by population (per 100,000) using data from 2000 to 2006. You can use this query tool to provide policymakers with a map of their state that shows teen traffic death rates by county. Legislators appreciate seeing the relevancy of the teen driver crash epidemic from the local perspective, especially if it shows their county is at particular risk.
Researchers at CHOP have used this query tool to map county-specific death rates for the state of Pennsylvania to help increase support for legislation to improve GDL policy. There are several options available for creating a map. You may want to consider having your query and analysis of the map confirmed by a trained epidemiologist or biostatistician to ensure that it was created the way you intended.
The Fatal Injury Mapping tool can be found at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.