Journal article

Injury profiles of indigenous and non-indigenous people in New South Wales

KF Clapham, MR Stevenson, SK Lo

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2006

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To compare the injury profiles of the Indigenous population in New South Wales with that of the non-Indigenous population. DESIGN AND SETTING: Descriptive analysis of NSW Health data obtained from the Health Outcomes Information and Statistical Toolkit (HOIST) database. Hospitalisation data were collected for the period 1 July 1999 to 30 June 2003. Mortality data were collected for the period 1 January 1999 to 31 December 2002. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Hospitalisation and death rates due to injury by age, sex, injury mechanism and Indigenous status. Rate ratios for comparison between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. RESULTS: Rates of death from injury were higher for all ..

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