The Department of Health WA has released the Health and Wellbeing of Adults in Western Australia 2015 report. The report outlines the findings from the 2015 Health and Wellbeing Surveillance System to provide the health sector and the general public with important information about a number of aspects of health and wellbeing of the Western Australian adult population. Some of the key results related to injury were:
- More than one in five people reported an injury in the past 12 months that required treatment from a health professional.
- Of those who reported having an injury in the past 12 months 29.3% reported a fall.
- Respondents aged 16 to 44 years reported the highest level of injury, with 26.9% of respondents reported having an injury.
- There were no significant differences in the prevalence of injuries by geographical area of residence.
- The reported number of injuries indicated that in 2015 there were 485,093 injuries among Western Australian adults that required treatment by a health care professional.
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