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released: 12 May 2015 author: AIHW: Harrison JE & Henley G

This technical report is a companion to the statistical report Trends in injury deaths, Australia 1999–00 to 2009–10 and provides additional information on data sources and methods. When comparing estimates of injury deaths based on Cause of Death Unit Record Files (CODURFs), produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) with other supplementary sources of information for external causes of injury mortality, CODURF based estimates for particular major external causes were consistent with estimates based on supplementary sources for several reference years before 2003 and from 2006 onwards, but differ to a noteworthy extent for several external causes from 2003 to 2006.

ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978-1-74249-720-4; Cat. no. INJCAT 170; 87pp.; $14

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Cause of death data in Australia
      • Background
      • Adoption of the National Coronial Information System as a source
      • Extent and pattern of misclassification
      • ABS responses to issues regarding cause of death coding
      • Other relevant properties of the causes of death data collection
    • 3 Issues for analysis and reporting of data on injury deaths
      • Primary and supplementary sources of data
      • Dates and durations
      • Specification of injury death
      • Unintentional injury
      • Undetermined intent
      • Multiple releases of cause of death data
    • 4 Assessment of injury deaths data
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 Injury deaths overall
      • 4.3 Transport crashes
      • 4.4 Immersion and drowning
      • 4.5 Poisoning by pharmaceuticals
      • 4.6 Poisoning by other substances
      • 4.7 Injurious falls
      • 4.8 Thermal injury
      • 4.9 Other unintentional injury
      • 4.10 Intentional self-harm
      • 4.11 Homicide
      • 4.12 Other injury-related deaths
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Selection criteria for NCIS-based estimates
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW: Harrison JE & Henley G 2015. Injury deaths data, Australia: technical report on issues associated with reporting for reference years 1999–2010. Injury research and statistics series no. 94. Cat. no. INJCAT 170. Canberra: AIHW.

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