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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Trends in injury deaths, Australia : 1999-00 to 2009-10 (AIHW)

Trends in injury deaths, Australia : 1999-00 to 2009-10 focuses on trends in deaths due to injury and poisoning that occurred over the period 1999-00 to 2009-10 and shows that:

The age-standardised rate of injury deaths decreased by an average of 3% per year between 1999-00 and 2004-05 and changed little after that; Rates of injury deaths involving transport injury, drowning, thermal injury, suicide and homicide, tended to decline from 1999-00 to 2007-08, while rates of poisoning deaths involving pharmaceuticals fell sharply to 2001-02 before rising again.

Rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were 2 to 3 times as high as rates for Other Australians over the period from 1999-00 to 2007-08.

The main report is accompanied by a technical report, Injury deaths data, Australia: technical report on issues associated with reporting for reference years 1999-2010.

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