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April 27, 2014

Use database to see factors in injuries, deaths in U.S.

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

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The record: WISQARS, an interactive database system from the National Center for Health Statistics about fatal and nonfatal injuries and violent deaths in the United States.

Why you’d want it: To learn more about factors affecting injuries and deaths. The database can create customized reports.

Where you get it: Go to www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html.

How much it will cost: The information is free.

Deb Gruver

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