Hospitalization rate (per 100,000) of children under age 5 due to injury, by sex, Canada, 2006/2007 to 2012/2013 (combined)

*Hospitalization rate is the number of inpatient hospital discharges. Hospital discharge is defined as the release of a patient who has stayed at least one night in hospital. It includes deaths in hospital following inpatient care. Same-day discharges are usually excluded.

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), Canadian Management Information System Database Metadata (CMDB), Canadian Institute for Health Information. Retrieved from Injury Data Dashboard, The Canadian Atlas of Child & Youth Injury Prevention, 2016. -accessed June 20, 2017.

During 2006/07 to 2012/13, boys under 5 were 1.3 times more likely to be hospitalized due to injury than girls.

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