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- Injury of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people due to transport, 2003-04 to 2007-08 11 Nov 2010
Land transport accidents accounted for 20% of fatal injury cases and 8% of all
injury hospitalisations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Based on age-standardised rates, there were 2.7 times more fatalities and 20%
more serious injury among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
compared to other Australians.
- Hospital separations due to injury and poisoning, Australia 2005-06 14 Sep 2010
This report provides statistics on hospitalised cases of injury in Australia in 2005-06. In that year:
* more than 370,000 cases of hospitalised injury occurred in the community,
* these comprised 5.5% of episodes in hospital due to all causes,
* accidental falls (36%), transport crashes (14%), assault (6%) and intentional self harm (6%) were the main causes of the injuries.
- Spinal cord injury, Australia 2007-08 10 Mar 2010
In 2007–08 there were 362 new spinal cord injuries (SCI), the majority of which (79%) were due to traumatic causes.
SCI were most frequent in the 15-24 year age group (30%), although trends show a significant increase in the average age at injury from 38 years in 1995-96 to 42 years in 2007-08.
Males accounted for 84% of traumatic SCI.
Transport-related injuries (46%) and falls (28%) were the main contributors to traumatic SCI.
Rates for the NT and WA were significantly higher than the national incidence rate.
- Serious injury due to land transport accidents, Australia 2006-07 17 Dec 2009
This report presents national statistics on serious non-fatal injury due to land transport accidents in Australia during 2006-07. Males were more than 2 times more likely than females to be hospitalised as a result of a land transport accident, while just over 50% of those hospitalised were aged less than 30 years.
When looking at serious injury rates for road vehicle traffic crashes in relation to the number of kilometres travelled, the rate for motorcyclists was more than 37 times that of car occupants. Rates for the Northern Territory remained higher than those for all other jurisdictions over the period from 2000-01 to 2006-07.
- Serious injury due to transport accidents involving a railway train, Australia 2002-03 to 2006-07 17 Dec 2009
This report presents national statistics on serious non-fatal injury due to transport accidents involving a railway train in Australia during the period from 2002-03 to 2006-07. Victoria and New South Wales accounted for over 71% of hospitalisations due to transport injury involving a train, while Victoria
accounted for just over half of level-crossing hospitalisations during this period.
The risk of serious injury, based on kilometres travelled, is more than 10 times greater for passengers travelling by car, compared with passengers travelling by rail.
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