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

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.

The rate of injury hospitalization among children under 5 due to falls (the leading cause) fell from 136.8 per 100,000 children under 5 in 2006/07 to 122.1 in 2012/13.

The rate of poisoning hospitalization fell from 40.9 in 2006/07 to 35.5 in 2012/13.

The rate of transport related hospitalization fell from 18.8 in 2006/07 to 15.0 in 2012/13.