Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2022) Injury in Australia, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 30 September 2022.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2022). Injury in Australia. Retrieved from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/injury/injury-in-australia
Injury in Australia. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 16 June 2022, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/injury/injury-in-australia
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Injury is one of the major causes of hospitalisation and death in Australia. This web report presents data on injury hospitalisations and deaths for 2019–20, describing the main causes of injury and their impact on specific populations.
The first few months of COVID-19 resulted in a 14% reduction in hospitalised injuries compared to previous years
The top 3 causes of injury deaths in 2019–20 were falls, suicide and accidental poisoning
80% of injury deaths due to choking and suffocation were for people aged 65 and over
There were over 13,400 injury deaths in 2019–20
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