Economic Burden of Injury in Canada (2009)

Injury costs Canadians $19.8 billion annually – more than $600 for each man, woman and child in the country, according to a new report released by SMARTRISK today, The Economic Burden of Injury in Canada.  

In fact, injury – from falls, traffic, drowning, suicide, violence and other means – remains the leading cause of death for Canadians aged one to 44, taking the lives of 13,667 people in 2004. 

For the press release in English and French and to download the executive summaries and full report, see below.

Updated August 18, 2009