The WA Department of Health recently published the 2017 edition of the Health and Wellbeing of Children in Western Australia report. In collating this report 780 parents and carers of children aged 0 to 15 years were randomly sampled and completed a computer assisted telephone interview.
The report highlights that in 2017 approximately one in five children aged 0 to 15 in WA (22.1%) sustained an injury which required treatment from a health professional. This rate varied between genders with 23.4% of girls and 20.7% of boys requiring treatment from a health professional due to an injury.
Between 2008 and 2017, the proportion of children aged 0 to 15 who had sustained an injury that required treatment from a health professional remained relatively stable. However, when comparing the 2007 data to that of 2017 the proportion increased significantly from 15.9% to 22.1%.
To learn more about the trends of health and wellbeing in children, view the WA Department of Health’s full report here.
Reference: Merema M, Radomiljac A. 2018. Health and Wellbeing of Children in Western Australia in 2017, Overview and Trends. Department of Health, Western Australia.