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released: 4 Jun 2008 author: Eldridge D media release

'Injury among young Australians' provides comprehensive information on injury incidence, hospitalisations and deaths among young people in Australia. It presents the most up-to-date available data, as well as trend data, on major causes of injury for this population group, including transport accidents, intentional self-harm and suicide, assault and accidental poisoning. Information is presented for these and other causes by age and sex, Indigenous status, remoteness of residence and socioeconomic status, in order to provide a comprehensive overview of injury among young Australians. This bulletin will be relevant to anyone interested in gaining an insight into the patterns of morbidity and mortality among young people due to injury.

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978 1 74024 779 5; Cat. no. AUS 102; 48pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Highlights
  • Introduction
  • Incidence
  • Hospitalisations
  • Deaths
  • Burden of injury
  • Transport accidents
  • Intentional self-harm and suicide
  • Accidental poisoning
  • Assault
  • Technical notes
  • Appendix 1: Statistical tables
  • Appendix 2: Data sources
  • Acknowledgments
  • References

Recommended citation

Eldridge D 2008. Injury among young Australians. AIHW bulletin no. 60. Cat. no. AUS 102. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 2 September 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468094>.