Medical News Summary: Suicide is the main cause of injury deaths in Australia


About: Suicide is the main cause of injury deaths in Australia
Date: 17 December 2004
Source: News
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by News): The AIHW reports that young men are the most prone to injury deaths. Suicide, car accidents and falls are the leading causes of injury deaths. Over half of injury deaths in Australia occurred in men aged 20 to 39 in 2002. Suicide accounted for 30% of all injury deaths. This was followed by falls, drug poisoning, murder, drowning and smoke and burn injuries.
Related Disease Topics: Suicide, Injury, Drug poisoning (type of Poisoning), Drowning, Smoke injury, Burn injury, Murder

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