*Unintentional injuries are unplanned events that occur in a short period of time – seconds or minutes- in which the harmful outcome was not sought and was the result of physical energy in the environment or normal body functions being blocked by external means, e.g., drowning. http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/population-health/inj/unintentional.html -accessed June 22, 2017.
Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Statistics Canada. Table 102-0540 – Deaths, by cause, Chapter XX: External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01 to Y89), age group and sex, Canada, annual (number). http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&retrLang=eng&id=1020540&&pattern=&stByVal=1&p1=1&p2=-1&tabMode=dataTable&csid= – accessed June 22, 2017.
When looking at the unintentional injury death rates for children under 5 for the combined years 2006-2011, the rate per 100,000 population was higher among boys (6.74) than girls (4.64)
The injury death rate for boys was 6.74 per 100,000 population and for girls it was 4.64.