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.
Falls, suicide and unintentional poisoning are the top injury-related killers of British Columbians.
Falls, transport-related and suicide/attempted suicide 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 (PDF)
Leading Causes of Injury Hospitalization (PDF)