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IVP-41 Data Details

IVP-41 Reduce nonfatal intentional self-harm injuries

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Electronic Injury Surveillance System-All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CDC/NCIPC and CPSC)
Population Estimates; U.S. Census Bureau (Census)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
per 100,000 (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
124.9 (2008)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of initial hospital emergency department visits for nonfatal intentional self harm injuries
Number of persons
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

A nonfatal intentional self harm injury is defined as an injury or poisoning resulting from a deliberate violent act inflicted on oneself with the intent to take one's own life or with the intent to harm oneself. Both confirmed and suspected intentional self harm is included.

NEISS does not use ICD codes. However, reporters are given extensive training and report any poisoning cases in the emergency department record. A detailed description of the methods for coding poisoning injuries has been published elsewhere.

Data by race are not reported because multiple race data are not typically available from the emergency department records.

Emergency department visit rates are calculated using the new bridged-race postcensal population estimates of the resident population of the United States for the data year involved. For census years (e.g. 2010), population counts enumerated as of April 1 are used. For all other years, populations estimates as of July 1 are used. Intercensal population estimates are used in rate calculations for the years between censuses (e.g. 1991-1999, 2001-2009). Please note that postcensal population estimates for years after the last census year are updated annually, which means that rates prior to the update may be different.

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+
  • Sex: 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

In 2013, rates for 2008 and 2009 were revised using intercensal population estimates based on the 2000 and 2010 censuses instead of the postcensal estimates for the denominator. The original baseline was revised from 125.3 to 124.9. The target was adjusted from 112.8 to 112.4 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.


Additional resources about the objective.

  1. Annest JL et. Al. A Training Module for Coding Mechanism and Intent of Injury for the NEISS All Injury Program. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, Atlanta, GA. September 25, 2009.
  2. CPSC. Coding Manual for All Trauma NEISS. US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bethesda, MD. January, 2007.