A Systematic Review of Literature and Preliminary Report of Aboriginal Injury Prevention Programs in BC


Among First Nation populations in Canada, injury is the leading cause of death for those under age 45 years (Health Canada, 2001). Aboriginal people have also shown to be at higher risk of certain types of injuries such as deaths due to motor vehicle collisions and drownings, as well as those due to fire and flames (Health Canada, 2001).

The specific objectives of this review were:

  • To review and summarize the evidence base from published literature regarding injury prevention among Aboriginal peoples.
  • To ascertain what injury prevention initiatives aimed at Aboriginal people are currently being offered in British Columbia and which are not represented in the published literature.
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