Through the on-line Atlas, users can select the data options they would like to examine. The options include data on: injury death, injury hospitalizations, motor vehicle-related injury, sports-related hospitalizations, drownings, poison related hospitalizations, and economic burden.
Users then select specific causes such as: drowning/submersion; environment/natural factors; falls; fire/flame & hot substances; homicide; legal intervention, war operations and other; other external causes; other unintentional; suffocation/choking; suicide; transport related; undetermined intent; and, unintentional poisoning (please note these are the options under injury death data and will vary depending on the category chosen).
These choices may also be filtered by different sub-categories including by: region (province/territories), year, sex, age group (0-4; 5-9; 10-14; 15-19), activities, measures, etc.
The goal of the Atlas is to assist practitioners, policy-makers and researchers in making informed decisions that will improve child and youth injury prevention measures in Canada.
1Statistics Canada Table 102-0561: Leading causes of death, total population, by age group and sex, Canada, 2015. http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&id=1020561-accessed August 31, 2017.
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The Canadian Atlas of Child and Youth Injury Prevention: An innovative data tool
For children and youth in Canada, injuries are the leading cause of death.1
To better understand the causes of unintentional and intentional injuries for children and youth in Canada, the CIHR Team in Child and Youth Injury Prevention developed the Canadian Atlas of Child and Youth Injury Prevention, a web-based, interactive injury dashboard that provides injury information and data through ten broad indicator categories.
The dashboard and injury data on-line tool (iDOT) are both based on the following datasets: mortality data from Statistics Canada (CANSIM), hospitalization data from the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI), drowning data from the Lifesaving Society, and transportation data from each province/territory.