Journal article

Trends in the leading causes of injury mortality, Australia, Canada and the United States, 2000-2014.

Karin A Mack, Angela J Clapperton, Alison Macpherson, David Sleet, Donovan Newton, James Murdoch, J Morag Mackay, Janneke Berecki-Gisolf, Natalie Wilkins, Angela Marr, Michael F Ballesteros, Roderick McClure

Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to highlight the differences in injury rates between populations through a descriptive epidemiological study of population-level trends in injury mortality for the high-income countries of Australia, Canada and the United States. METHODS: Mortality data were available for the US from 2000 to 2014, and for Canada and Australia from 2000 to 2012. Injury causes were defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision external cause codes, and were grouped into major causes. Rates were direct-method age-adjusted using the US 2000 projected population as the standard age distribution. RESULTS: US motor vehicle injury mortality rates dec..

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