Area-based socioeconomic disparities in mortality due to unintentional injury and youth suicide in British Columbia, 2009–2013


This paper quantified the socioeconomic status-related disparities in the mortality burden of three British Columbia’s provincial injury prevention priority areas: falls among seniors, transport injury, and youth suicide. Mortality data (2009 to 2013) from Vital Statistics and dissemination area or local health area level socioeconomic data from CensusPlus 2011 were linked to examine five-year age-standardized mortality rates (ASMRs) and disparities in ASMRs of unintentional injuries and subtypes including falls among seniors (aged 65+) and transport-related injuries as well as the intentional injury type of youth suicide (aged 15 to 24).

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Suggested Citation: Zandy M, Zhang LR, Kao D, Rajabali F, Turcotte K, Zheng A, Oakey M, Smolina K, Pike I, Rasali D.  Area-based socioeconomic disparities in mortality due to unintentional injury and youth suicide in British Columbia, 2009–2013. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada. 2019 Feb; 39(2).

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