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NEW AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE INJURY REPORTS

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recently released four web reports surrounding different types of injury in Australia from 2017-18Spinal cord injury (SCI)boating/watercraft-related injuryvenomous bites and stings and hospitalised injury in children and young people were amongst the topics released 

The reports highlight many Australian statistics from 2017-18 including that: 

 These four reports have highlighted that males have an increased incidence of injury hospitalisation and further reinforce the need to target the male population surrounding injury prevention.  

As Australia is home to many venomous animals, including 20 of the most venomous snakes worldwide, it is important to increase awareness about the importance of safe behaviours to prevent snake bites within the local community. Download the Injury Matter’s Snake Bite Toolkit to access a range of activities that can help educate on these safe behaviours.  

References: 

Harrison, J., O’Brien, D. & Pointer, S. Spinal cord injury, Australia, 2017–18https://www.aihw.gov.au/getmedia/5b4a8579-a010-40f0-9ad6-31522a4fcc12/aihw-injcat-219.pdf.aspx?inline=true (2021). 

Pointer, S. Hospitalised injury in children and young people, 2017–18https://www.aihw.gov.au/getmedia/25a1c441-4946-4e6d-8d34-12c4f552aada/aihw-injcat-217.pdf.aspx?inline=true (2021). 

Pointer, S. & Harrison, J. Boating and watercraft-related injury 2017-18https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2921069416 (2021). 

Pointer, S. Venomous bites and stings, 2017-18https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2921068770 (2021).