HealthStats NSW

Injury and poisoning hospitalisations by leading cause

  • NSW by year
  • by age and year
    Age (years) Year
  • by Local Health District and year
  • by Primary Health Network and year
  • by remoteness and year
Females, Threats to breathing (unintentional)
30.5 (28.9, 32.1)Females, Overexertion/repetitive movement
43 (41, 45.1)Females, Natural/environmental factors
62.2 (59.7, 64.8)Females, Interpersonal violence
41 (38.9, 43.2)Females, Self harm
169.2 (164.9, 173.5)Females, Struck by/against (unintentional)
65.6 (63, 68.3)Females, Cut/Pierce (unintentional)
66.1 (63.5, 68.8)Females, Motor vehicle transport
154.5 (150.6, 158.5)Females, Exposure to unspecified factor
183.3 (179.1, 187.5)Females, Fall
1017.4 (1008.1, 1026.8)Males, Threats to breathing (unintentional)
59.3 (56.9, 61.8)Males, Overexertion/repetitive movement
65 (62.4, 67.7)Males, Natural/environmental factors
75.2 (72.4, 78)Males, Interpersonal violence
119.7 (116.1, 123.3)Males, Self harm
97.7 (94.5, 101)Males, Struck by/against (unintentional)
193.8 (189.3, 198.4)Males, Cut/Pierce (unintentional)
203.5 (198.9, 208.1)Males, Motor vehicle transport
311 (305.3, 316.8)Males, Exposure to unspecified factor
294.9 (289.4, 300.5)Males, Fall
995.6 (985.7, 1005.7)
  • + Source

    NSW Combined Admitted Patient Epidemiology Data and ABS population estimates (SAPHaRI). Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence, NSW Ministry of Health.

  • + Notes

    Only NSW residents are included. Figures are based on where a person resides, rather than where they are treated. Hospital separations were classified using ICD-10-AM. Rates were age-adjusted using the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.

    Records relating to acute hospital transfer and statistical discharge were excluded.

    Numbers for the last year include an estimate of the small number of hospitalisations of NSW residents in interstate public hospitals, data for which were unavailable at the time of production. Further details can be found in the Methods tab  in the following HealthStats NSW indicator: http://www.healthstats.nsw.gov.au/Indicator/bod_hos_cat

  • + Data Table
  • + Download
    • Add to My Report
    • Download the indicator content
    • Download the data
    • Download the associated information
    • Download the graph image
  • + Methods
  • + Codes
    • Codes: Injury hospitalisation by category

      The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems

      National Centre for Classification in Health, Australia; CM - Clinical Modification; AM - Australian Modification

      DescriptionICD-9 & ICD-9-CMICD-10 & ICD-10-AMComments
      Air transport injury E840-E845 V95-V97 All records are included, NSW residents only, all ages.
      Burns and scalds E890-E899, E924.0, E924.2, E924.8, E924.9 X00-X19 All records are included, NSW residents only, all ages.
      Cutting or piercing injury (unintentional) E920 W25-W29,W45 All records are included, NSW residents only, all ages.
      Drowning E910, E830, E832 W65-W74, V90, V92 All records are included, NSW residents only, all ages.
      Exposure to unspecified factors injury Not used in this report X59 All records are included, NSW residents only, all ages.
      Falls E880-E886,E888 W00-W19 All records are included, NSW residents only, all ages.
      Firearm injury (unintentional) E922 W32-W34 All records are included, NSW residents only, all ages.
      Interpersonal violence E960-E969 X85-Y09, Y87.1 All records are included, NSW residents only, all ages.
      Machinery injury E919 W24, W30. W31 All records are included, NSW residents only, all ages.
      Motor vehicle crash injury E810-E825, E929.0 V02-V04, V09.0, V09.2, V12-V14, V19.0-V19.6,V20-V79, V80.3-V80.5, V81.0, V81.1, V82.0, V82.1, V83,V84-V86,V87.0-V87.5,V87.7-V87.8, V88.0-V88.5,V88.7-V88.8, V89.0, V89.2,Y85 All records are included, NSW residents only, all ages.
      Natural/environmental factors injury E900-E909, E928.0-E928.2 W42-43, W53-64, W92-99, X20-X39, X51-57 All records are included, NSW residents only, all ages.
      Overexertion or repetitive movement injury E927 X50 All records are included, NSW residents only, all ages.
      Poisoning (unintentional) E850-E869 X40-X49 All records are included, NSW residents only, all ages.
      Rail transport injury E800-E807 V05, V15, V80.6, V81.2-V81.9 All records are included, NSW residents only, all ages.
      Struck by/against injury E916-E917 W20-W22, W50-W52 All records are included, NSW residents only, all ages.
      Suicide / Self harm E950-E959 X60-X84, Y87.0 All records are included, NSW residents only, all ages.
      Threats to breathing injury (unintentional) E911-E913.9 W75-W84 All records are included, NSW residents only, all ages.
      Water transport injury E831, E833-E838 V91, V93, V94 All records are included, NSW residents only, all ages.
      All injury and poisoning E800-E869, E880-E929, E950-E999 V01-X99, Y00-Y39, Y85-Y87, Y89 All records are included, NSW residents only, all ages.

       

  • + Related Indicators
     

    Injury and poisoning hospitalisations

    Number and rate by sex, Aboriginality, Local Health District and year. Includes projections
     
  • + Associated Information
    • Key points: Injury and poisoning

      • There were around 3,700 injury-related deaths in 2013 and 197,473 injury-related hospitalisations in 2013-14 in NSW.

      • Injury and poisoning is the leading cause of death among people aged 1 to 45 years.

      • Males have much higher rates of death and hospitalisation than females for all major injury causes, except for falls among older people.

      • Hospitalisation rates for injury and poisoning in Aboriginal people are 60% higher than in non-Aboriginal people in NSW.

      • Rates of death and hospitalisation from injury and poisoning are higher in remote areas than in metropolitan areas.

    • Introduction: Injury and poisoning

      Definition and classification systems

      Injury can be described by the single or multiple body regions which are affected by the injury, by the type of injury itself or by an agency which caused the injury.

      Examples of the injuries described by body regions are: injuries to the head, injuries to the hip and thigh or injuries involving multiple body regions.

      Types of injury are: superficial injury (such as abrasion, contusion, insect bite), open wound (animal bite, cut, laceration, puncture wound), fracture (closed or open, which refers to the surface of skin), dislocation, sprain or strain, injury to nerves and spinal cord, injury to blood vessels, injury to muscles, fascia and tendon, crushing injury, traumatic amputation, injury to internal organs.

      Examples of environmental events and circumstances causing injury, poisoning or other adverse events are: transport accidents, falls, exposure to electrical current, exposure to forces of nature, assaults, intentional self-harm, complications of medical and surgical care. This classification of injury and poisoning is the most important in prevention planning. These events are also known as 'external causes' of the injury.

      Injury and poisoning burden of disease in Australia

      Injury has a major, but often preventable, influence on Australia’s health. It affects Australians of all ages and is the greatest cause of death in the first half of life. It leaves many with serious disability or long-term conditions. Injury is estimated to account for 6.5% of the burden of disease in 2010.

      For each person who dies of injuries there are several thousand individuals who survive and are left with permanent disabilities. Hospitalisation data provide an indication of the incidence of the more severe injuries.

    • Interventions: Injury and poisoning

      Injury prevention involves the collaboration of governments, the private sector and communities in order to create safer environments and cultures.

      Effective injury prevention strategies have been developed for a wide range of potential causes of injury. For example, balance and strength training is effective in reducing falls in older people, fencing around private swimming pools has reduced childhood drownings, and seat-belt and drinking-driving legislation together with measures relating to vehicle and road design have greatly increased road safety.

    • For more information: Injury and poisoning

      Useful websites include:

      New South Wales Injury Risk Management Research Centre at http://www.irmrc.unsw.edu.au

      Australian Bureau of Statistics at http://www.abs.gov.au

      Australian Institute of Health and Welfare at http://www.aihw.gov.au

      WorkCover NSW at http: www.workcover.nsw.gov.au

      Youthsafe at http://www.youthsafe.org

      Kidsafe NSW at http://www.kidsafensw.org

      Sportsafe at http://www.sma.org.au

      SafeWaters at http://www.safewaters.nsw.gov.au

      NSW Falls Prevention Network at http://fallsnetwork.powmri.edu.au/

      healthdirect at http://www.healthdirect.gov.au

Last Updated At: Tuesday, 1 September 2015