Data System

Federal Agency


National Automotive Sampling System—General Estimates System (NASSGES)


Samples from police department traffic crash reports are coded and used to estimate national characteristics of police-reported motor vehicle crashes.

National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS)


A sample of direct observations from observers is used to evaluate passenger vehicle occupant shoulder-belt use, motorcycle helmet use, and child occupant restraint use.

Monitoring the Future Study (MTFS)


Surveys in schools are issued to assess the attitudes of youth in grades 8, 10, and 12 regarding drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and their relation to motor vehicle accidents, delinquency, and victimization.

Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)


Emergency department and medical examiner records regarding drug misuse are compiled in annual reports indicating the scope of substance abuse problems.

Census of Agriculture—1992 (BCCOA)

Bureau of the Census

Questionnaires are sent to all farm operators to gather data on injuries or deaths connected with farm or ranch work in 1992.

National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS)


Local fire departments voluntarily report fire incidents and civilian and fire service casualties.

Health Care Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)


Compiles data from a sample of more than 900 hospitals regarding inpatient stays; detailing use and cost of medical services so as to better facilitate health services research and policy analysis nationwide.

NOTE: BJS = Bureau of Justice Statistics; BLS = Bureau of Labor Statistics; CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CPSC = Consumer Product Safety Commission; DHHS = Department of Health and Human Services; FBI = Federal Bureau of Investigation; FHWA = Federal Highway Administration; HCFA = Health Care Financing Administration; IHS = Indian Health Service; NCHS = National Center for Health Statistics; NFA = National Fire Administration; NHTSA = National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; NIDA = National Institute on Drug Abuse; NIOSH = National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; SAMHSA = Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. SOURCES: Annest et al. (1996); AHCPR (1998).

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