Cost of injuries in Alberta, 2017

Injuries are the leading cause of death for Albertans one to 44 years of age and claim the lives of more children than all other causes. The costs of injuries to children, seniors, families, our health care system and to society is staggering. The Injury Prevention Centre is pleased to publish Economic Cost of Injuries […]

The impact of parental injury on children’s mental health diagnoses and classes of psychotropic medication by child age

Background Civilian and military research has linked parental illness and injury with increased overall mental health care and psychiatric medication use in children. Care for specific mental health conditions and medications by child age have not been reported. Objective We sought to quantify the effect of parental illness and injury on child mental health care […]

Evidence summary on the prevention of poisoning in Canada

Poisoning represents a major cause of mortality and morbidity in Canada and around the world. Furthermore, poisonings account for a significant number of hospitalizations and an even greater number of emergency department visits each year in Canada. while it is important to recognize that poisonings can occur in individuals from all walks of life regardless […]

Intentional injury and the risk of subsequent hospitalization for attempted suicide

OBJECTIVE: Trauma patients are at increased risk of suicidal behavior. The association between assault injury and subsequent suicidal behavior relative to unintentional injury remains under-studied. This study hypothesized that trauma patients with assault injuries would demonstrate greater risk of subsequent suicide attempt hospitalization compared to patients with unintentional injury. METHOD: Trauma patients hospitalized in Washington […]

Child and youth injury report for Alberta

Hospital Admissions 2004-2013 Emergency Department Visits 2011-2014

Distinctive injury deaths: The role of environment, policy and measurement across states.

Background Maps identifying the most distinctive feature of each state have become popular on social media, but may also have important public health applications. A map identifying the most distinctive injury death in each state could be a useful tool for policymakers, enabling them to identify potential gaps in prevention efforts. Objective To identify the most distinctive […]

Alberta injury data report: Injury deaths and hospitalizations, province-wide (1992-1994) and by health region (1994)

This is the third edition of the Alberta Injury Data Report. The years of injury data investigated in this report covers the period 1992-1994. The report also examines trends in injury deaths and hospitalizations in Alberta 1985-1994. By Disseminating injury data, our objective is to support communities to act in the interests of their population. […]

Alberta Child & Teen Injury: Data report 1997

This first edition of the Alberta Child & Teen Injury Data Report is based on the fundamental principle that injury control requires knowledge of the frequency and nature of the injury incidents. This report is a collaborative effort between ACICR and KIDSAFE Connection and is designed to be used as a supplement to the Alberta […]

Injury prevention: Meeting the challenge

Injury is one of the most overlooked major health problems facing the United States today, killing more than 142,000 annually and causing 62 million more to require medical attention. This up-to-date volume focuses on the techniques needed to identify particular injury problems, helping readers to take the proper preventive action, and monitor the results of […]

Predictors for suicidal ideation after occupational injury.

Risk of suicide has been associated with trauma and negative life events in several studies. Our aim was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of suicidal ideation, and the population attributable risk among workers after occupational injuries. We investigated workers who had been hospitalized for ≧ 3 days after occupational injuries between February 1 and August […]

The psychological response to injury in student athletes: A narrative review with a focus on mental health.

Stress is an important antecedent to injuries and can play a role in the response to, rehabilitation and return to play after injury. The psychological response to injury can trigger and/or unmask mental health issues including depression and suicidal ideation, anxiety, disordered eating, and substance use/abuse. There are barriers to mental health treatment in athletes. […]

Correlates of suicidal ideation in physically injured trauma survivors.

Epidemiologic studies have documented that injury survivors are at increased risk for suicide. We evaluated 206 trauma survivors to examine demographic, clinical, and injury characteristics associated with suicidal ideation during hospitalization and across 1 year. Results indicate that mental health functioning, depression symptoms, and history of mental health services were associated with suicidal ideation in […]

Children and Youth Injuries in Alberta

This report provides statistics on injury & deaths among children & youth, age 1-19 years, in Alberta. Injuries were the leading cause of death for this population in 2005. Over the period 1997-2006 motor vehicle-related admissions were the leading cause of injury admissions for youth 15-19 years followed by attempted suicide/self-inflicted injuries. In 2006, suicide/attempted […]

The Economic Burden of Injury in Canada

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Comparison of Injury-Related Hospitalised Morbidity and Mortality in Urban and Rural Areas in Australia

This article identified & compared the pattern of injury mortality & hospitalized injury morbidity for urban & rural residents in New South Wales, Australia. Hospitalization data for July 2000-June 2005 & mortality data for January 2000-December 2004 were obtained. Rural residents experienced higher standardized mortality ratios for many types of injuries, including self-harm. (37 refs.)

Acquired Brain Injury and Suicide: Cause for Alarm

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Injury and Violence: a Public Health Perspective

This publication examines the overlapping phenomena of injury & violence from a public health perspective. Worldwide, injuries account for about 1 in 8 male deaths & 1 in 14 female deaths. An estimated two-thirds of these fatalities are unintentional while the remaining one-third of fatal injuries are caused intentionally, including deaths by suicide. Suicide is […]

Petition: Rulemaking Requested to Prevent Illness and Death Caused by Carbon Monoxide From Motor Vehicle Exhaust

File copy includes a summary of the petition.

Pattern of Injury Mortality by age-Group in Children Aged 0-14 Years in Scotland, 2002-2006, and its Implications for Prevention

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Acute Traumatic Injuries in Rural Populations

In the United states, injuries are the leading cause of death among individuals aged 1 to 45 years & the fourth leading cause of death overall. Rural populations exhibit disproportionately high injury mortality rates. Deaths from motor vehicle crashes, traumatic occupational injuries, drowning, residential fires, & suicide all increase with increasing rurality. The authors describe […]

Newspaper Coverage of Injuries Affecting the Spanish Surname Population in two Counties in Colorado

The present study assessed newspaper reports of injuries affecting individuals with Spanish surnames & compared newspaper reports to hospital injury discharge data in 2 counties in Colorado. Motor vehicle crashes, assualt & legal intervention, & suicide & suicidal acts were counted. A higher proportion of people with Spanish surnames were reported in newspapers than expected […]

Injury Patterns and Outcomes Associated With Elderly Trauma Victims in Kingston, Ontario

This study characterizes the common injuries incurred by elderly trauma victims & identifies the most frequent complications & outcomes. Elderly trauma cases accounted for 125 of 460 trauma admissions over 3 years (March 2000-April 2003) to an academic hospital in Kingston, Ontario. 3% of admissions were due to suicide or self-inflicted injury. Patients who suffered […]

Reducing Firearm Violence: a Research Agenda

In the United States, firearms are involved in tens of thousands of deaths & injuries each year, including 16,859 firearm suicides in 2003. The magnitude of this problem prompted the National Academy of Sciences to issue a report in 2004 detailing the strengths & limitations of existing research on the relationship between firearms & violence. […]