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released: 25 Sep 2009 author: Henley G & Harrison J media release

Accidental falls, suicide and transport-related injuries are common causes of death in the Australian community. This report finds that overall, rates of injury death in Australia during 2004-05 increased with the remoteness of the injured person's residence, with those who resided in very remote areas having a rate more than double that of the national rate. When considering only deaths resulting from motor vehicle transport accidents, the mortality rate for those who resided in very remote areas was 4 times the national rate. When considering state and territory of residence, those who resided in the Northern Territory, where much of the population lives in remote and very remote areas, had mortality rates almost 3 times the national rate for motor vehicle transport-related deaths, more than double the national rate for suicides, and more than 4 times the national rate for homicides.

ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978 1 74024 925 6; Cat. no. INJCAT 127; 134pp.; Internet

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Henley G & Harrison J 2009. Injury deaths, Australia 2004-05. Injury research and statistics series no. 51. Cat. no. INJCAT 127. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 24 November 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468284>.