Mortality and Morbidity: Children’s Accidents and Injurie Australian Social Trends, 2005

Boys are more likely than girls to experience and die as a result of an injury. While half of all children are boys (at 30 June 2001, 51% of 1-14 year olds were boys), nearly two-thirds of injury deaths for this age group between 1999 and 2003 were boys (62%). This difference between girls and boys in relation to injury and deaths exists regardless of the child’s age, and across all OECD countries.

via 4102.0 – Australian Social Trends, 2005.

 

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