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  • Self-reported injury rates in New Zealand

    Coggan, C.; Hooper, R.; Adams, B. (2002)

    Journal article
    The University of Auckland Library

    An open access copy of this article is available and complies with the copyright holder/publisher conditions. Aim: The study aimed to obtain baseline information on the incidence and nature of self-reported injuries in New Zealand. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted of approximately 400 randomly-selected households from each of 13 Territorial Local Authorities across New Zealand, giving a total sample size of 5282. Respondents were asked if anyone in their household had been treated by a medical doctor in the previous twelve months for any injuries and, if so, details of the injury event were recorded. Results: Forty one per cent of households reported that someone in the household had sustained an injury. The most common types of injuries were falls (33%), sportsrelated injuries (28%) and injuries caused by lifting an object (16%). Only eight per cent of the injuries required overnight hospitalisation. Conclusion: The findings from this study indicate that the total burden of injury in New Zealand is much larger than estimated by routinely-collected injury hospitalisation data.

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