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Serious Injury Outcome Indicators: 2000–2020

Key facts

Serious injury outcome indicators show trends in fatal, serious non-fatal, and serious (fatal and non-fatal) injuries for the whole population, Māori, and children (aged under 15 years). Serious non-fatal injuries are injury events in which a patient admitted to hospital is determined to have a probability of death of 6.9 percent or more.

We use age-standardised rates of injuries to account for changes in the age structure of the population over time. Data is available to 2020 for serious non-fatal injuries, and to 2018 for fatal and serious (fatal and non-fatal) injuries.

The latest 2020 provisional data shows age-standardised rates of:

  • 226.8 injuries per 100,000 people, for all serious non-fatal injuries
  • 15.0 injuries per 100,000 people, for all serious non-fatal assault injuries
  • 6.4 injuries per 100,000 people, for all serious non-fatal intentional self-harm injuries
  • 120.5 injuries per 100,000 people, for serious non-fatal injuries from falls for people of all ages.

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