March 2009

Pedestrian Injuries

On average, each day approximately 20 people visit an emergency department and 3 are admitted to a hospital for a transport-related pedestrian injury. The highest rates for emergency department visits are among teens and the highest hospitalization rates are found among seniors. Learn more about injuries due to pedestrian related incidents in March's Ontario Injury Compass. The March issue of Compass is part of a series of e-reports produced by the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre. Each report focuses on a single injury issue and provides Ontario data broken down by age, sex and region. Each report also includes prevention tips and a list of additional resources pertaining to the injury topic.

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Ontario Injury Compass provides an analysis of injury issues in Ontario. Each report provides a snapshot of the most recent data available on the given topic.  By signing up, you can automatically receive notification when the reports are released. 

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