This report focuses on trends in hospitalisations due to injury and poisoning that occurred over the period 1999-00 to 2010-11. Information is also presented on the incidence of hospitalised injury in the financial year 2010-11.
Age-standardised rates of injury cases increased from 1999-00 to 2010-11 by an average of 1% per year. Increases per year across the period were found for injuries due to: falls (2%), intentional self-harm (1), assaults (0.5%) and other unintentional injuries (1.4%). Significant decreases occurred in the rate of hospitalisations due to poisoning by pharmaceuticals (5%) and by other substances (4%), and drowning and near drowning (1%, and 3% for children 0-4).
Among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people rates of injury increased from 3,268 cases per 100,000 population in 2007-08 to 3,708 per 100,000 in 2010-11. Analysis of different injury types revealed increases in rates of poisoning by pharmaceuticals, falls, intentional self-harm and other unintentional injuries during this time.
ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978-1-74249-468-5; Cat. no. INJCAT 162; 192pp.; $22
Publication table of contents
- Preliminary material
- Title and verso page
- Body section
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Overview of hospitalised injury
- 3. Severity of injury
- 4. Transport
- 5. Drowning and submersion
- 6. Poisoning, pharmaceuticals
- 7. Poisoning, other substances
- 8. Falls
- 9. Smoke, fire, heat and hot substances
- 10. Intentional self-harm
- 11. Assault
- 12. Other unintentional injuryinjury
- End matter
- Appendix A: Data issues
- Appendix B: Additional tables
- List of tables
- List of figures
- Related publications
AIHW: Pointer S 2013. Trends in hospitalised injury, Australia: 1999-00 to 2010-11. Injury research and statistics series 86. Cat. no. INJCAT 162. Canberra: AIHW.