1.03 Injury & poisoning

This measure reports on injury and poisoning for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Why is it important?

Injury and poisoning can cause long term disability and disadvantage, including reduced opportunities for education and employment, communication impairment and burden on caregivers (Stephens et al. 2014).

Related measures

Data sources

  • Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey
  • Family Medicine Research Centre, University of Sydney, BEACH data
  • National Hospital Morbidity Database
  • National Mortality Database


  • Stephens A, Cullen J, Massey L & Bohanna I 2014. Will the National Disability Insurance Scheme improve the lives of those most in need? Effective service delivery for people with acquired brain injury and other disabilities in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Australian Journal of Public Administration 73:260–70.