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released: 14 Sep 2010 author: AIHW National Injury Surveillance Unit

This report provides statistics on hospitalised cases of injury in Australia in 2005-06. In that year:- more than 370,000 cases of hospitalised injury occurred in the community - these comprised 5.5% of episodes in hospital due to all causes - accidental falls (36%), transport crashes (14%), assault (6%) and intentional self harm (6%) were the main causes of the injuries.

ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978 1 74024 886 0; Cat. no. INJCAT 131; 148pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (198KB PDF)
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Summary
    • Abbreviations used
  • Body section (764KB PDF)
    • 1 Introduction
      • Hospital separations data
      • Selecting injury and poisoning cases
      • Injury hospitalisations 2005–06 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 Falls
      • 2.3 Transportation
      • 2.4 Poisoning, pharmaceuticals
      • 2.5 Poisoning, other substances
      • 2.6 Fires, burns and scalds
      • 2.7 Drowning and near-drowning
        • 2.7.1 Overview of all drowning and near-drowning cases
      • 2.8 Other unintentional injuries
      • 2.9 Work-related injury
      • 2.10 Sports-related injury
    • Part B: Intentional injuries
      • 2.11 Intentional self-harm
      • 2.12 Assault
      • 2.13 Undetermined intent
    • 3 Complications of surgical and medical care, Australia
    • 4 Residual groups
  • End matter (321KB PDF)
    • Appendix 1: Data issues
    • Appendix 2: Population data table
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW National Injury Surveillance Unit 2010. Hospital separations due to injury and poisoning, Australia 2005-06. Cat. no. INJCAT 131. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 21 August 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468389>.