Injury is a major contributor to mortality, morbidity and permanent disability in Australia—almost half a million people are hospitalised each year as a result of injury, and a further 12,000 people die.
Most injuries requiring hospitalisation are the result of falls and transport accidents, while most deaths from injuries occur as a result of falls and suicide.
due to injury has steadily increased each year over the past decade and now exceeds 460,000
account for nearly 60% of all hospitalisations due to injury, and a similar proportion of all injury deaths
due to injury occur in the 65+ age group for females, while for males, the majority occur in the 25–44 age group
are twice as likely as other Australians to be seriously injured, and also twice as likely to die of an injury
of injuries requiring hospitalisation are due to falls, and transport accidents account for around 13%
deaths a year are due to injury—8% of all deaths
are more likely to be hospitalised for injuries due to intentional self-harm than males; males are more likely to die as a result of suicide
can affect your chances of serious injury or death from injury, with highest rates of injury among people in remote areas
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