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released: 14 Sep 2012 author: Norton L, Kreisfeld R and Harrison JE

This report is the fifth in a series on hospitalisations due to injury and poisoning in Australia, and covers the financial year 2006-07. A total of 386,208 injury cases required hospitalisation in the 12 months (225,297 males and 160,905 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 (36% of cases), followed by transport accidents (14%).

ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978-1-74249-339-8; Cat. no. INJCAT139; 148pp.; $22.10

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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
      • Injury hospitalisations 2006-07 overview
    • 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

Norton L, Kreisfeld R and Harrison JE 2012. Hospital separations due to injury and poisoning, Australia 2006-07. Injury research and statistics series no. 63. Cat. no. INJCAT139. Canberra: AIHW.

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