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Trends in Hospitalised Injury, Australia 2007-8 to 2016-17

A new report from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) describes trends in the occurrence of injuries requiring hospitalisation in Australia, for the 10-year period from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2017. The report – Trends in hospitalised injury, Australia 2007–08 to 2016–17 – found the rate of hospitalised injury cases in Australia increased over the last 10 years (2007–08 to 2016–17) by an average of 1% per year. The 2 main causes of hospitalised injury in 2016–17 were Falls (41%) and Transport crashes (12%). In 2016–17, there were more hospitalised injury cases among males at all ages up to 60–64 years; after that age, rates of injury hospitalisation for women were much higher.

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