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released: 14 Sep 2012 author: McKenna K & Harrison JE media release

This report is the seventh in a series on hospitalisations due to injury and poisoning in Australia, and covers the financial year 2008-09. A total of 412,985 injury cases required hospitalisation during the 12 months (239,345 males and 173,637 females). Overall rates of injury were higher among people aged 65 and over, and lower in children aged 0-14. The leading causes of hospitalised injury were unintentional falls (38% of cases), followed by transport accidents (14%).

ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978-1-74249-341-1; Cat. no. INJCAT 141; 152pp.; Internet only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Hospital separations data
      • Selecting injury and poisoning cases
      • Profiles of priority injury areas
    • 2 Community injury, Australia
      • 2.1 All community injury hospitalisations
    • Part A: Unintentional injuries
      • 2.2 Transportation
      • 2.3 Drowning and near-drowning
      • 2.4 Poisoning, pharmaceuticals
      • 2.5 Poisoning, other substances
      • 2.6 Falls
      • 2.7 Smoke, fire, heat and hot substances
      • 2.8 Other unintentional injuries
    • Part B: Intentional injuries
      • 2.9 Intentional self-harm
      • 2.10 Assault
      • 2.11 Undetermined intent
    • 3 Work-related community injury
    • 4 Sport-related community injury
    • 5 Complications of surgical and medical care
    • 6 Residual groups
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Data issues
    • Appendix B: Additional tables
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

McKenna K & Harrison JE 2012. Hospital separations due to injury and poisoning, Australia 2008-09. Injury research and statistics series no. 65. Cat. no. INJCAT 141. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 29 November 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737422893>.