Differences by sex and age groups

Different groups of the population experience differing rates of injury by cause and type of injuries. While males make up most cases of injury across most causes, older people, young children, and older females are often more prone to falls. This chapter details how causes of injury differ by age and sex.

Overall, for both hospitalisations (Figure 6) and deaths (Figure 9), males were more likely to be injured than females. While falls were the leading cause of injury hospitalisations and deaths for both sexes, females were more likely to be hospitalised for falls than males.