Injuries are the leading killer of British Columbians of those aged one to 44 years-old. More than 400,000 residents of BC are injured each year yet 90% of injuries are both predictable and preventable.
See below for some general statistics on deaths and hospitalizations due to injury, then navigate using the right sidebar for injury-specific statistics.
Unintentional poisoning, suicide, and falls are the top injury-related killers of British Columbians.
PLEASE NOTE: A study is currently underway to investigate fall-related mortality, as presented in the data, among British Columbians aged 85+ years between the years of 2006 and 2015.
Falls, transport-related injuries, and self-harm are the leading causes of hospitalizations.
Note: Post-op complications, adverse effects and misadventure have been excluded.
Resources & Fact Sheets
Leading Causes of Injury Death (2015–2017)
Leading Causes of Injury Hospitalization (2016/17)
Leading Causes of Injury Death (2014)
Leading Causes of Injury Death in BC, 2014 (By age, males and females combined) (PDF)
Leading Causes of Injury Death in BC, 2014 (By age and gender) (PDF)
Data Table – Leading Causes of Injury Death in BC, 2014 (PDF)
Leading Causes of Injury Hospitalization (2013/14)