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Aboriginal Community-Level Predictors of Injury-Related Hospitalizations in British Columbia, Canada

Using an ecological approach, we analyzed linked data from British Columbia’s (BC) universal health care insurance plan, worker compensation, vital statistics, and census databases to identify community-level risk markers for hospitalization due to injury among the Aboriginal population of BC.

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Children and Youth in British Columbia: Injury by Ages and Stages, 2003-2007

The purpose of this report is to highlight the burden of injury among the children and youth of BC, provide the available evidence for prevention strategies, and comment on the implications for policy and practice.

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Unintentional Injuries in British Columbia: Trends and Patterns Among Adults and Seniors, 1987-1998

View executive summary (PDF) » The injury literature shows that patterns of injury can be identified on the basis of age, gender, cause, social characteristics and geographic location (Rivara & Mueller, 1987). These patterns represent opportunities for prevention. For example, injuries have been found to be more common in lower income households, and people living in rural areas are at greater risk than their metropolitan counterparts. These patterns point to…

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