Overview

Injuries are a major health care issue in Australia. Most injuries requiring hospitalisation are the result of falls, contact with objects or transport accidents, while most deaths from injuries are the result of falls or suicide.

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There were over 527,000 cases of hospitalised injury in 2019–20

There were over 13,400 injury deaths in 2019–20

80% of injury deaths due to choking and suffocation were for people aged 65 and over

133,000 falls hospitalisations in 2019–20 among older Australians

2 in 3 falls hospitalisations were for females

Falls on the same level were the most common type of fall