Year: 1970 Source: Medical Journal of Australia, v.1, no.22, (1970), p.1113-1120 SIEC No: 19841127

The dominant role of accidents as a major source of morbidity is demonstrated and discussed. An examination is made of occupational and road injuries, and it is shown that: (a)young males under 20 years have a road injury rate that is three times the average, but have an occupational injury rate that is only three-quarters of the average; (b)vehicular injuries at work show no skew in the age distribution; (c)males suffer more injuries than females in absolute terms and pro rata.