Close to 40,000 children in New Zealand were admitted to hospital due to preventable injuries over a five year period (2008-2012).
Safekids Aotearoa has created infographics of recent unintentional and intentional child injury statistics available for each DHB area in the country.
As a nation, the majority or 97% of all child hospital admissions were classified as ‘unintentional Injuries’ – these include incidents such as motor vehicle crashes, falls and drowning. This is in contrast to assaults (1%) or self-harm (1%).
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