Leading causes of injury hospitalization (per 100,000) children under age 5, Canada, 2006/2007 to 2012/2013 (combined)

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. http://injuryevidence.ca/visualizations/injury-hospitalizations-data/ -accessed June 20, 2017.

The leading cause of injury hospitalization among children under 5 for the years 2006/07 to 2012/13 (combined) was falls.

The rate of hospitalization due to falls was 122.1 per 100,000 children under 5.

The next leading cause was other intentional injuries (35.5) followed by foreign bodies (choking, etc.) (33.2) and poisoning (32.7).