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A brief overview of injury in New South Wales

Marcia Schmertmann, Ann Williamson

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 13(4) 66 - 70 Published: 2002

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Marcia Schmertmann

Ann Williamson

Abstract

Injury is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in NSW. Each year, an estimated 2500 NSW residents die as the result of an injury, and more than 178 000 are hospitalised. In 1999, injury was the leading cause of death among NSW residents aged 1–44 years, and injury and poisonings were the sixth most common cause of death and the fourth most common cause of hospitalisation.