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released: 12 May 2015 author: AIHW: Henley G & Harrison JE media release

This report focuses on trends in deaths due to injury and poisoning that occurred over the period 1999–00 to 2009–10 and shows that: The age-standardised rate of injury deaths decreased by an average of 3% per year between 1999–00 and 2004–05 and changed little after that; Rates of injury deaths involving transport injury, drowning, thermal injury, suicide and homicide, tended to decline from 1999–00 to 2007–08, while rates of poisoning deaths involving pharmaceuticals fell sharply to 2001–02 before rising again; Rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were 2 to 3 times as high as rates for Other Australians over the period from 1999–00 to 2007–08.

ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978-1-74249-718-1; Cat. no. INJCAT 150; 155pp.; $19

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Injury deaths in 2009-10
      • Trends in injury deaths
      • Trends in injury deaths among Indigenous people
  • Body section
  • 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 Structure of this report
    • 1.2 Chapter structure
    • 1.3 Methods
  • 2 Overview of injury deaths
    • 2.1 What is the profile of injury deaths in 2009-10?
    • 2.2 How have injury deaths changed over time?
    • 2.3 How have injury deaths varied by age and sex over time?
    • 2.4 How have injury deaths varied by remoteness of usual residence over time?
    • 2.5 How have injury deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people changed over time?
    • 2.6 How have the causes of injury mortality varied over time?
  • 3 Transport injury
    • What methods were used?
    • 3.1 Overview of transport injury deaths
    • 3.2 How many deaths due to unintentional transport injury were there in 2009-10?
    • 3.3 How have unintentional transport injury deaths changed over time?
    • 3.4 How have unintentional transport injury deaths varied by age and sex?
    • 3.5 How have unintentional transport injury deaths varied by remoteness?
    • 3.6 How have unintentional transport injury deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people changed over time?
  • 4 Drowning
  • What methods were used?
    • 4.1 Overview of total drowning
    • 4.2 How many unintentional drowning deaths were there in 2009-10?
    • 4.3 How have unintentional drowning deaths changed over time?
    • 4.4 How have unintentional drowning deaths varied by age and sex?
    • 4.5 How have unintentional drowning deaths varied by remoteness?
    • 4.6 How have unintentional drowning deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people changed over time?
  • 5 Poisoning, pharmaceuticals
    • What methods were used?
    • 5.1 Overview of total poisoning by drugs
    • 5.2 How many unintentional poisoning deaths involving pharmaceuticals were there in 2009-10?
    • 5.3 How have unintentional poisoning deaths involving pharmaceuticals changed over time?
    • 5.4 How have unintentional poisoning deaths involving pharmaceuticals varied by age and sex?
    • 5.5 How have unintentional poisoning deaths involving pharmaceuticals varied by remoteness?
    • 5.6 How have unintentional poisoning deaths involving pharmaceuticals of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people changed over time?
  • 6 Poisoning, other substances
    • What methods were used?
    • 6.1 Overview of total poisoning deaths involving other substances
    • 6.2 How many unintentional poisoning deaths involving other substances were there in 2009-10?
    • Associated factors
    • 6.3 How have unintentional poisoning deaths involving other substances changed over time?
    • 6.4 How have unintentional poisoning deaths involving other substances varied by age and sex?
    • 6.5 How have unintentional poisoning deaths involving other substances varied by remoteness?
    • 6.6 How have deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from unintentional poisoning involving other substances changed over time?
  • 7 Falls
    • What methods were used?
    • 7.1 Overview of fall injury deaths
    • 7.2 How many unintentional fall injury deaths were there in 2009-10?
    • 7.3 How have unintentional fall injury deaths changed over time?
    • 7.4 How have unintentional fall injury deaths varied by age and sex?
    • 7.5 How have unintentional fall injury deaths varied by remoteness?
    • 7.6 How have unintentional fall injury deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people changed over time?
  • 8 Thermal injury
    • What methods were used?
    • 8.1 How many unintentional thermal injury deaths were there in 2009-10?
    • 8.2 How have unintentional thermal injury deaths changed over time?
    • 8.3 How have unintentional thermal injury deaths varied by age and sex?
    • 8.4 How have unintentional thermal injury deaths varied by remoteness?
  • 9 Other unintentional injury
    • What methods were used?
    • 9.1 How many other unintentional injury deaths were there in 2009-10?
    • 9.2 Overview
    • 9.3 Trends for selected mechanisms of injury
  • 10 Suicide deaths
    • What methods were used?
    • 10.1 How many suicides were there in 2009-10?
    • 10.2 How have suicides changed over time?
    • 10.3 How have suicides varied by age and sex?
    • 10.4 How have suicides varied by remoteness?
    • 10.5 How have suicides by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people changed over time?
  • 11 Homicide deaths
    • What methods were used?
    • 11.1 How many homicides were there in 2009-10?
    • 11.2 How have homicides changed over time?
    • 11.3 How have homicides varied by age and sex?
    • 11.4 How have homicides varied by remoteness?
    • 11.5 How have homicides of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people changed over time?
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Data issues
      • Fatal injury data
      • Supplementary data sources
      • Coding of deaths data
      • Indigenous status data
      • Population data and the calculation of rates
      • Quantifying variability
      • Classification of remoteness area
      • Suppression of small cell values
      • Confidentiality and reliability of data
    • Appendix B: Additional tables
    • Appendix C: Road injury deaths
      • Case selection
      • How many road injury deaths were there in 2009-10?
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Related publication

Recommended citation

AIHW: Henley G & Harrison JE 2015. Trends in injury deaths, Australia: 1999–00 to 2009–10. Injury research and statistics series no. 74. Cat. no. INJCAT 150. Canberra: AIHW.

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