SES and injury mortality
This section presents information on cases of injury mortality by SES of area of usual residence and compares rates and proportions of cases across socioeconomic groups (quintiles) by selected external causes. The lowest socioeconomic group represents the areas containing the 20% of the population with the most disadvantage and the highest socioeconomic group represents the areas containing the 20% of the population with the least disadvantage. If the proportions of injury deaths are not equally distributed between socioeconomic groups, this suggests that there is an association between SES and injury. The nature and strength of the association is discussed in this text.