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Hospitalised injury in children and young people 2011-12

Posted on: 1 December, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 4, October 2014 – December 2014
Related to Injury Hospitalisation Adolescents Infants and young children

Pointer S (2014)
Hospitalised injury in children and young people 2011-12
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The aim of this report is to provide information about hospitalised injury in Australian children and young people aged 0 to 24 years old, during 2011 to 2012, including data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The report takes a developmental stage approach to examining injury, acknowledging that age and injury are closely linked at some stages of life, for example, early childhood and young adulthood.

Over 130,000 children and young people were hospitalised due to injury during 2011 -2012, with boys outnumbering girls by two to one. The rates of injury were higher for older age groups, with the highest rates being young males aged 18 to 24 years old. Rates of injury were also higher in rural and remote areas and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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