What injuries cause most hospitalisations?
Falls and transport crashes are the leading cause of injuries requiring hospitalisation in Australia.
Transport crashes accounted for 15% of hospitalised injuries in males and 9% in females in 2012/13, while falls accounted for 31% of hospitalised injuries in males and 51% in females
The other main causes of injury included poisonings, burns, intentional self-harm and assault.
According to the figures, compiled by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, there were 1888 injuries per 100,000 people in 2013 that reqired