Hospitalization rate (per 100,000) of children under age 5 due to injury, Canada and the provinces/territories, 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.

In Canada, for the combined years 2006/07 to 2012/13, the hospitalization rate per 100,000 children under 5 age due to injury was 322.9.

This rate varied between the provinces and territories. It was the highest at 606.7 in Saskatchewan, and the lowest at 269.9 in Ontario.