Epidemiology of injury in Western Australia, 2000-2008
This report provides a comprehensive overview of the epidemiology of injury in
Western Australia from 2000 to 2008. Its purpose is to describe the magnitude
of the injury problem; trends; characteristics of the population at risk, including socioeconomic and environmental factors; and the impact of injury on health service use. It continues and expands upon the previous “Epidemiology of Injury in Western Australia 1989 to 2000” and the national reports produced by the National Injury Surveillance Unit and will inform government and non-government programs, policies and services to address this major public health problem.