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Definition

The number of hospital separations with a principal diagnosis of injury and poisoning

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of separations with a principal diagnosis of injury and poisoning
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Denominator
Total population
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Computation

Injury and poisoning diagnoses are defined by ICD-10-AM codes S00-T98.

Rates are directly age-standardised.

Analysis by state and territory is based on location of service.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presented per 1,000 population.

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Disaggregation

2008–09—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2008–09—State and territory, by:

  • sex
  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles
  • age group (0–14; 15–24; 25–34; 35–44; 45–54; 55–64; 65 years and over)

Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication. National disaggregation by Indigenous status will be based on data only from jurisdictions for which the quality of Indigenous identification is considered acceptable.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Injury and poisoning diagnoses are defined by ICD-10-AM codes S00-T98.

Rates are directly age-standardised.

Analysis by state and territory is based on location of service.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presented per 1,000 population.

Numerators
Number of separations with a principal diagnosis of injury and poisoning
Denominators
Total population
Disaggregation

2008–09—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2008–09—State and territory, by:

  • sex
  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles
  • age group (0–14; 15–24; 25–34; 35–44; 45–54; 55–64; 65 years and over)

Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication. National disaggregation by Indigenous status will be based on data only from jurisdictions for which the quality of Indigenous identification is considered acceptable.

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