Quick Facts

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.

Falls, suicide and unintentional poisoning are the top injury-related killers of British Columbians.

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Falls, transport related and suicide/attempted suicide are the leading causes of hospitalizations.

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Note: Post-op complications, adverse effects and misadventure have been excluded.

Resources & Fact Sheets

Leading Causes of Injury Death (PDF)

Leading Causes of Injury Death 2010 Graphic (PDF)

Leading Causes of Injury Death 2010 Chart (PDF)

Leading Causes of Injury Death 2010 Chart (PDF)

Leading Causes of Injury Death 2009 Table (PDF)

Leading Causes of Injury Hospitalization (PDF)

Leading Causes of Injury Hospitalization 2013/14 Table (PDF) NEW!

Leading Causes of Injury Hospitalization 2013/14 Chart (PDF)

Leading Causes of Injury Hospitalization 2006/07 to 2010/11 Graphic (PDF)

Leading Causes of Injury Hospitalization 2010/11 Chart (PDF)

Leading Causes of Hospitalizations by Age 2010/11 Chart (PDF)

Leading Causes of Injury Hospitalization 2008/09 Chart (PDF)

Leading Causes of Injury Hospitalization 2008/09 Table (PDF)