Obesity and injury in the National Hospital Morbidity Database

David van der Zwaag, Sophie Pointer, James E Harrison

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Abstract

Summary:
Obesity and injury are major health burdens on society. A recent literature review on possible relationships between obesity and injury revealed some evidence of an associationbetween obesity and injury, but the nature and extent was unclear (Norton et al. 2011). The review made a number of suggestions for further investigation. One suggestion was toexamine the feasibility of using the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) to investigate the relationship between obesity and hospitalised injury in Australia, and that is the aim of this report.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherAustralian Institute of Health & Welfare
Number of pages50
ISBN (Print)978-1-74249-423-4
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameInjury research and statistics
No.82
ISSN (Print)1444-3791

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