Click me

Accidents and Mortality

ACCIDENBRTALITY &MORTALITY BREAKDOWN OF CAUSES Intentional Self Harm 1.710 (78%) By hanging strangulation and suffocation by and exponune to ofther gapesand vapouns 220 1.I5S By and esponure to unpecified drugs, medicaments and blological subitances 170 By jumping hom a high place By e, shotgun and larger frearm discharge 104 By jumping or lying before moving object o1 and psychotropic drugs, not elsewhere classted sr By other and unspecilied fiream discharge s ydoning and subiersion y sharp object 4 dy unpecifed meanss and psychodyslepocs not eluewhere classited23 by crashing of motor vehicle 20 121 Transport Accidents 1,036 (74%) 366 (26%) Car occupant inuied in tranport accident Car occupant injured in collision with faed or stationary object Motorcycle rider inured in transport accident 2 Car occupant injured in collision with car, pickup truck or van 194 Pedestran injured in transport accident s Car occupant injured in noncollon transport accident Pedestrian injured in collision with a picuptruck or van Caroccupant injured in collision wth heavy ansport vehicle or bun Motorcycle rider injured in collision with car, pickup truck or van 14 Motorcycle rider injured in collision with fixed or stationary object Other land transport accidents 54 Air and space transport accidents Accident to powened aicraft causing injury to occupant ider injured in noncollsion transpoit accident 36 with heavy transport vehicle or bus2 Motor ornonmotor vehicle accident, type of vehicle unipecited 2 Motorcycle rider injuredin collision with heavy tamport vehicle or bus 2 Pedestrian inured in collision 645 (48%) 703 (52%) Falls AUnspecified o Fall on same level fom slipping tripping and stumbling ASTI e Fall on and fom stai and step lsa Fal from, out of or through bulding or structure 35 Other fall on same level Fall imolving bed B a Fall on and from ladder Fall involving chair 13 Undetermined Intent 330 (28%) Accidental exposure to other and unspecified factors 389 (446) 489 (56%) Exposure to unspecified factor 388 (44) 486 (56%) Accidental polsoning by and exposure to noxdous substances 5 (72%) 177 (28%) Complications of medical and surgical care 112 (47%) 128 (53%) Other accidental threats to breathing 127 (61%) 81 (39%) Assault 126 (61%) 79 (39%) ocedures as the cause of abnormal reaction or later complic (46%) 92 (54%) Accidental drowning and submersion 130 (82%) 29 (18%) Sequelae of external causes of morbidity and mortality 91 (S8) 65 (42) Sequelae of other accidents 69 (55%) 57 (45%) Inhalation and ingestion of objects causing obstruction of respiratory (59%) 4 (41%) Exposure to Inanimate mechanical forces (93%) 6 (7 Exposure to smoke, fire and flames (69) 22 (31) Inhalation and ingestion of food causing obstruction of respiratory tract 34 (59%) 24 (41%) Exposure to forces of nature 32 (55%) 26 (45%) Drugs and medicaments causing adverse effects in therapeutic use 21 (44%) 27 (56) Exposure to uncontrolled fire in building or structure 34 (72) 13 (2s%) Drowning and submersion while in natural water 42 (95) 1 (2%) Unspecified drowning and submerslon 33 (80) 8 (20%) Exposure to excesslve natural cold 19 (S3%) 17 (47%) Drowning and submersion following fall Into natural water 28 (90%) 4 (13) Struck by thrown, projected or falling object 24 (92%) 2 (0) Inhalation of gastrik contents 15 (60%) 10 (40%) Drowning and submerslon while in swimming pool 15 (71%) 6 (296) T CHALDREN 0-14 YEARS Children are dependent and susceptible to injury. Children progress through a number of developmental stages between the ages of 0-14. Successful progression to adulthood is dependent on successful navigation of these stages and injury prevention and intervention can greatly assist in a successful transition. Children aged 0-14 years represent 16.5% of all injury related hospitalisations and just over 41 4% of all injury related deaths. Key concerns focus on transport related injuries (including on and off road and driveway runovers), falls, other unintentional injury (this includes such events as choking and suffocation), polsoning (primarily pharmaceuticalsi, drowning and near drowning, and burns and scalds. To date, little consideration has been given to access to prevention and intervention programs for children from culturally and linguistically diverse familles. EMERGING ADULTS 15-24 YEARS Emerging adults represent about 1 in 6 of all injury deaths and about 1 in 7 of all injury hospitalisations. Emerging adults are over-represented in injuries associated with transport, violence, pharmaceutical poisoning and self-harm. Emerging adults represent 15.7% of all injury hospltalisations and 14.3% of all injury related deaths. Young males outnumber young females in deaths due to injury for all injury categories. Particular pressures and opportunities such as access to motor cars and alcohol present new risks for emerging adults. Research suggests that sulcide rates reached by a cohort during their emerging adults years may persist over other developmental stages. For males aged 20-24 years, alcohol-related injury death accounted for 18% of injury deaths (compared with 15% of male injuries across all ages). The type of activity emerging adults are engaged in at the time of their Injury differs for age sub-groups. Injury sustained while engaged in a sports activity Is highest in 15-16 year olds and decreases at age 17-18 when It tends to plateau from 18-24 years; and injury sustalned during work activity increases sharply from 17-24 years as young people join the workforce. m OLDER PEOPLE 65+ YEARS The burden of Injury for this age group is likely to rise with the ageing population. jury related ho ons the most common causes ofi cal and surgikcal care, other unintentiory are nsportation and intentional s falls (accounting for 66.5% of ho a cal po by The most common causes of injury related deaths are: falls (accounting for 62.2% of injury related deaths) followed by other unintentional injury. transportation, intentional self harm and complications from medical and surgical care. Both the hospitalisation rates and death rates Increase sharply from age 75+ RURAL AND REMOTE POPULATIONS Rates of sulcide and self-harm and traffic accidents (both on and off road) are high among rural emerging adults, particularly young males. Farm machinery Injuries, polsonings on farms and other work related injuries are also risk for rural and remote populations. Falls (particularly in older females) are a key reason for hospitalisation and injury mortality in rural and remote populations. Complications from surgical and medical care are the fourth highest cause for hospitalisation in this population. The consequences of small populations and vast distances impacts injury outcomes due to reduced avallability of emergency and specialist care. These Issues should. consider In planning and resourcing Injury prevention efforts in these areas. ALCOHOL RELATED INJURY Alcohol use is known to contribute importantly to motor vehicle crashes, falls, interpersonal violence and water-trelated injury. The extent of its involvement in other types of case is less well known. Alcohol is involved with a larger proportion of Injurles in young males and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people than with the overall Australian population. Pharmaceutical polsoning is the third most common alcohol associated death (following intentional self-harm and transportation). For males aged 20-24 years, alcohol-related injury death accounted for 18% of injury deaths (compared with 15% of male injurles across all ages). sources: |

Accidents and Mortality

shared by rmmojado on Jan 25
This breaks down the causes of deaths and accidents for you the Australian public.These statistics were compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Victorian Department of Human Services.




Unknown. Add a source


Did you work on this visual? Claim credit!

Get a Quote

Embed Code

For hosted site:

Click the code to copy


Click the code to copy
Customize size