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Injury of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people due to transport, 2001-02 to 2005-06

Posted on: 1 October, 2008
Issue: Vol 8 No 4, October 2008 - December 2008
Related to Injury Northern Territory Queensland South Australia Western Australia

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Harrison JE, Berry JG (2008)
Injury of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people due to transport, 2001-02 to 2005-06 (AIHW Catalogue no. INJCAT 120)
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication provides a summary of injury, both fatal and non-fatal, of Indigenous people in the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland due to land transport accidents in the five-year-period 2001-02 to 2005-06. Transport injury comprises fatal and non-fatal injury due to road transport, railway, water and air transport. Road and rail transport includes traffic (occurring on a public road), non-traffic and unspecified transport. It does not include injury that has been recorded as due to intentional self harm assault or undetermined intent.

Results show that transport accidents accounted for over a quarter of Indigenous deaths with more than half of those being for car occupants. These results were very similar in the non-Indigenous population. Similarly, the majority of cases involving death and serious injury were male in both populations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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