Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
      • Does obesity alter risk of injury?
      • Does obesity affect outcomes from injury?
      • Filling information gaps in Australia
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • What is obesity?
      • Trends in obesity
      • Estimated cost of obesity
      • Injury in Australia
      • Why look at injury and obesity?
      • Scope of the literature review
      • Overview of the report
    • 2 Does obesity alter risk of injuries or the pattern of injuries sustained?
      • Falls
      • Road injuries
      • Musculoskeletal injuries
      • Overuse syndromes and osteoarthritis
      • Childhood injuries
      • Pregnancy and birth associated injuries
      • Patterns of injuries
    • 3 Does obesity affect outcomes following injury?
      • Mortality
      • Morbidity
        • Length of stay
        • Ventilatory support
        • Effect of obesity on progression of injury cases
    • 4 Obesity and workplace injury
      • Workers' obesity and injury
        • Effect of obesity on use of safety equipment
        • Obesity and work absences
      • Workers' injury risk due to contact with obese people
    • 5 Obesity, sport, physical activity and injury
      • Physical activity and injury
      • Physical activity and obesity
      • Sports injury and body mass
        • Young people
        • Adults
      • Physical activity, obesity and injury risk
    • 6 Discussion
      • Data sources
        • National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
        • Survey data
        • Other sources
      • Suggested investigations
        • Effect of obesity on requirement for hospital admitted patient services for injury
        • Effect of obesity on injury occurrence, patterns and consequences
  • End matter
    • References