Canadians between the ages of 1 to 44 are more likely to die of a preventable injury that any other cause.
For Canadians aged 45 to 64, injuries are the third leading cause of death.Preventable injuries are among the top causes of hospitalizations for Canadians of all ages. Predictable and preventable injuries in Canada result in:
These are often called “accidents”: motor vehicle crashes, falls, poisonings, or concussions.
The reality is that:
Injuries can be unintentional such as when someone is hurt from a fall or burn or in a traffic collision.
Intentional injuries result from a deliberate act of harm to oneself or another, such as suicide or murder.
The three leading causes of unintentional injury-related deaths and unintentional injury-related hospitalizations for Canadians are: