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Injuries to young men in Australia
  1. Ian Scott
  1. Kidsafe Australia, 10th Floor, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia

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The National Health and Medical Research Council has released a major study Unintentional Injury in Young Males, 15 to 29 Years.1 The terms of reference of the working group were to undertake a review of available data and contributory factors and to identify, review, and assess means of prevention. The report sets out the size and nature of the injury problem; the influences on injury, such as sociocultural factors, alcohol, risk behaviour; countermeasures; policies for youth and injury; and recommendations.

The problem

  • Young men have four times the rate of injury death and three times the rate of hospitalisation as young women the same …

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