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WA Causes of Death in 2018

By Know Injury • October 8th, 2019

                                            Twenty-eight more Western Australians died due to injury in 2018, compared to 2017. The injury areas that experienced the highest increase in deaths in 2018 included “other accidental threats to breathing” (1,300% increase,more…

2019 Western Australian Falls Report

By Know Injury • September 23rd, 2019

Through the Stay On Your Feet® program, Injury Matters has developed the inaugural Western Australian Falls Report. This report provides one document that captures the incidence of falls-related fatalities, hospitalisations, emergency department attendances and ambulance transportations due to falls in WA. The findings indicate that a Western Australian dies from a fall every 26 hours,more…

Preventing violence against women

By Know Injury • September 9th, 2019

On average, a woman is killed by a partner or former partner every week in Australia.1 To support women impacted by relationship and family violence in Geraldton, Desert Blue Connect provides counselling, support, advocacy and crisis accommodation for women impacted by violence. In addition to providing support to women who are affected by violence, Desertmore…

Causes of death in Australia in 2017

By Know Injury • July 26th, 2019

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recently released a web report regarding deaths, causes of death and life expectancy in Australia in 2017. The report indicates that there were 160,909 deaths registered in Australia in 2017, of which 66% were among people aged 75 and over. Additionally the report indicates that 50% ofmore…

The incidence of injury among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

By Know Injury • March 20th, 2019

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet recently released “Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2018”, which provides a summary of the most recent data regarding the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. The report highlights a range of Australian injury statistics, including: In 2016-17, the injury hospitalisation rate for Aboriginalmore…

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