Journal article

Age-specific incidence of injury-related hospital contact after release from prison: a prospective data-linkage study

Jesse T Young, Rohan Borschmann, David B Preen, Matthew J Spittal, Lisa Brophy, Emily A Wang, Ed Heffernan, Stuart A Kinner

INJURY PREVENTION | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In population studies, the risk of injury declines after early adulthood. It is unclear if a similar age difference in the risk of injury exists among people released from prison. METHODS: Prerelease survey data collected between 1 August 2008 and 31 July 2010, from a representative cohort of sentenced adults (≥18 years) in Queensland, Australia, were linked prospectively and retrospectively to person-level emergency department, inpatient hospital and correctional records. To ascertain predictors of injury-related hospital contact, we fit a multivariate Andersen-Gill model and tested the interactions between age group (<25 years, ≥25 years) and each variable. RESULTS: In 1307 adu..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship - Australian Government


Funding Acknowledgements

The Passports study was funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Strategic Award APP409966 and NHMRC Project Grant APP1002463. SK is supported by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship APP1078168. RB is supported by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship APP1104644. MS is a recipient of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (project number FT180100075) funded by the Australian Government. LB receives salary support from Mind Australia. JY is supported by a Melbourne Research Scholarship (PhD) from The University of Melbourne. The funding source had no additional role in the research design; data collection, analysis or interpretation; the writing of the manuscript; or the decision to submit the article for publication.