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released: 14 Sep 2012 author: Kreisfield R, Norton L and Harrison JE media release

This report is the sixth in a series on hospitalisations due to injury and poisoning in Australia, and covers the financial year 2007-08. A total of 394,505 injury cases required hospitalisation in the 12 months (230,676 males and 163,823 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 (37% of cases), followed by transport accidents (14%).

ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978-1-74249-340-4; Cat. no. INJCAT 140; 159pp.; $22.95

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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
      • Injury hospitalisations 2007-08 overview
      • Profiles of priority injury areas
      • Trends in injury rates
    • 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

Kreisfield R, Norton L and Harrison JE 2012. Hospital separations due to injury and poisoning, Australia 2007-08. Injury research and statistics series no. 64. Cat. no. INJCAT 140. Canberra: AIHW.