Number of Atlantic Canadian Deaths Caused By Injury in 2018
Injury is the leading cause of death for those up to age
2018 Injury Healthcare Costs in Atlantic Canada
Data on Injuries
- Injury is the leading cause of death for those aged 1-44 years old.
- In 2018, injury caused 1,275 deaths in Atlantic Canada, 39 per 100,000 of those deaths are caused by unintentional injuries.
- 13.9 per 100,000 of those deaths are caused by intentional or self-inflicted injuries.
- Preventable injury within Atlantic Canada caused $1.3 billion dollars of direct healthcare costs in 2018.
- Falls are the leading cause of injury, followed by suicide/self-harm, and transport incidents.
- Falls were leading cost of unintentional injury in Atlantic provinces ($760 million, 43% of total cost of injury primarily due to hospitalization rates), Followed by transport incidents ($256 million) and inflicted injury, suicide / self-harm ($201 million).
ALL DATA COMES FROM THE 2018 ATLANTIC CANADA COST OF INJURY REPORT.