Injury and Violence Prevention
Minnesota Injury Data Access System (MIDAS)
What is MIDAS and what does it do?
To support its mission of preventing injuries in Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Health has developed MIDAS, the Minnesota Injury Data Access System. It will enable you to more easily learn about injury and violence data for Minnesotans, whether for a specific county, for a type of injury, or by gender, timeframe, or other factor.
Available topics for analysis:
- Drug overdose and substance use
- Available indicators include: drug overdose, drug use, drug dependence
- Hospital data - Nonfatal drug overdose and substance use
- Death data - Drug overdose
- Available indicators include: alcohol-related hospital visits, injuries and deaths related to excessive alcohol use, costs of excessive alcohol use
- Hospital and death data - Alcohol
- Available data include: intimate partner violence, abuse/maltreatment, self-directed violence
- Hospital data (2016-2019) - Interpersonal violence
- Death data (2016-2019) - Interpersonal violence
- Hospital data (1998-2015) - Violence
- Suicide and self-harm injury
- Available data include: suicidal injury and ideation by year, county, age, sex, injury cause, and patient outcome
- Hospital data (2016-2019) - Self-harm
- Motor vehicle crash outcomes
- Available data provide indicators from linked police crash reports with hospital and death certificate data to describe crash data and outcomes.
- Hospital data (2006-2012) - Motor vehicle crash
MIDAS in transition:
MIDAS is undergoing a transition from ColdFusion to Tableau. As a result, you will notice multiple options for analysis. Please select the database based on the year(s) of analysis in which you are interested. New modules only go back to 2016, while original modules contain historical data back to 1998. Modules on alcohol use and misuse and suicide and self-harm are coming soon, along with updated modules on hospital data for injury, violence, and motor vehicle crash outcomes.
Other links of interest
Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety: Find data on crashes in Minnesota and learn how to be a safe driver.
Minnesota Public Health Data Access: Find data about carbon monoxide poisoning and other risk factors that impact public health in Minnesota.
National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Access this rich source of information about America's health.
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Get information about the extent of the problem of a specific injury and prevention solutions.
StateData.info: Generate customized charts of state, national, and individual disability data.
WISQARS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Create a customized report of fatal and non-fatal injury-related data.
Wonder, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: View national and state-level data on deaths and hospitalizations.
NOTE: Databases are unavailable on Sundays from 12:00am-3:00am CST due to maintenance.