CPSC’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) collects current injury data associated with consumer products from U.S. hospital emergency departments across the country. Consisting of a national probability sample of hospitals of differing sizes and locations, NEISS provides national estimates of the number and types of consumer product-related injuries. The 2019 NEISS estimates have been produced from a sample of 96 hospitals, including children’s hospitals. Information from NEISS is available to the public through CPSC’s National Injury Information Clearinghouse.
The 2019 NEISS data revealed that 3,145,713 people sought emergency room treatment for a fall on stairs, steps, landings and floors and was the number one cause for an emergency room treatment. The most effected were the elderly. Take a look at the data.