Indigenous injury deaths 2011–12 to 2015–16

Renate Kreisfeld, James Harrison

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    Over the 5-year period 2011–12 to 2015–16, 2,145 Indigenous Australians died as the result of an injury—an annual average of 429 deaths. The rate of death for Indigenous males was nearly double that for females. The rate of injury death for Indigenous Australians was nearly twice that of non-Indigenous Australians. The 3 most frequent external causes of death for Indigenous Australians were suicide, transport crashes and unintentional poisoning by pharmaceuticals.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
    Number of pages88
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-76054-679-3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-76054-680-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Publication series

    NameInjury research and statistics
    ISSN (Print)1444-3791
    ISSN (Electronic)2209-7112

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    • Indigenous Australians
    • Injuries
    • Indigenous deaths
    • cause of death


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