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The following data sources were identified as key for motor vehicle crash injury research. As part of the Data Documentation for Linking Crash and Health Data in North Carolina project funded by the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program, the data sources were documented according to a standardized template.

Although the documentation will be updated periodically, please note that the data source may have changed their data and/or documentation after the documentation below was finalized. Some data sources also provide their own data documentation online. Links to the data sources are provided below. Excel versions of the data dictionaries are available upon request.

Available Online


Data Source (link to source website)
Overview Data Dictionary
Date Compiled
Crash Records from NC Division of Motor Vehicles (posted provisionally) PDF PDF 1/10/2019
Death registration data PDF PDF 8/21/2018
Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) PDF PDF 9/21/2018
Highway Safety Information System data for North Carolina PDF PDF 7/25/2019
North Carolina Trauma Registry PDF PDF 2/9/2019
Sheps Center Hospital claims data PDF PDF-Emergency Department

PDF-Ambulatory Care and Surgery


Sheps Center Carolina Cost and Quality Initiative PDF PDF-BCBSNC Claims

PDF-BCBSNC Member/Provider

PDF-Medicaid Claims

PDF-Medicaid Member

UNC Highway Safety Research Center – Pedestrian/Bicyclist data PDF PDF – Bike

PDF – Pedestrian



Available upon request


Erika Redding, MSPH
Project Manager