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This category covers unintentional injury hospitalisations and deaths not principally caused by any of the main causes described in the other chapters, or where there may not have been enough information to specify the cause.
This category represents 9.9% of injury hospitalisations and 2.0% of injury deaths.
Other unintentional causes resulted in:
56,700 hospitalisations in 2020–21
220 per 100,000 population
270 deaths in 2019–20
1.1 per 100,000 population
Tables 1a and 1b show the other and unspecified unintentional cause categories recorded for injury hospitalisations in 2020–21 and deaths in 2019–20 respectively.
Rate (per 100,000)
Exposure to other specified factors (X58)
Exposure to unspecified factor (X59)
Source: AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database and AIHW National Mortality Database.
Source: AIHW National Mortality Database.
For more detail, see Data tables B25–26 and E36–38.
Technical notes: how the data were calculated
Data tables: download full data tables
ACCD (Australian Consortium for Classification Development) 2019. The international statistical classification of diseases and related health problems, 10th revision, Australian modification (ICD-10-AM), 11th ed. Tabular list of diseases and alphabetic index of diseases. Adelaide: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA), Lane Publishing.
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