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Table 1 Incidence and prevalence of victimisation 1 in children aged 0–17 years admitted to hospital with injury

From: Cross-country comparison of victimisation-related injury admission in children and adolescents in England and Western Australia

Age group (years) Cause of injury2 Incidence Prevalence
England Western Australia England Western Australia
IR3 95%CI IR 95%CI n (%) n (%)
<3 Victimisation4 51.6 (50.5, 52.7) 108.0 (100.3, 115.7) 8,243 (3.5) 755 (5.7)
 Maltreatment 16.9 (16.3, 17.6) 61.5 (55.7, 67.3) 2,705 (1.1) 430 (3.3)
 Assault 5.3 (4.9, 5.7) 8.2 (6.0, 10.3) 846 (0.4) 57 (0.4)
 Undetermined intent 14.9 (14.3, 15.5) 9.9 (7.5, 12.2) 2,380 (1.0) 69 (0.5)
 Adverse social circumstances 14.5 (13.9, 15.1) 28.5 (24.5, 32.4) 2,312 (1.0) 199 (1.5)
Total injury admissions 1,487.8 (1481.8, 1493.8) 1,884.5 (1852.3, 1916.6) 237,766 (100) 13179 (100)
Mid-year population estimate 15,981,100 699354   
3 - 10 Victimisation 15.4 (15, 15.8) 22.4 (20.3, 24.5) 6,666 (1.5) 434 (1.7)
 Maltreatment 2.8 (2.7, 3) 6.2 (5.1, 7.3) 1,219 (0.3) 120 (0.5)
 Assault 4.1 (3.9, 4.3) 5.6 (4.6, 6.7) 1,766 (0.4) 109 (0.4)
 Undetermined intent 5.1 (4.9, 5.3) 2.9 (2.2, 3.7) 2,192 (0.5) 57 (0.2)
 Adverse social circumstances 3.4 (3.3, 3.6) 7.6 (6.4, 8.9) 1,489 (0.3) 148 (0.6)
Total injury admissions 1,002.7 (999.7, 1005.7) 1,342.7 (1326.4, 1359) 433,626 (100) 26051 (100)
Mid-year population estimate 43,245,100 1940156   
11 - 15 Victimisation 95.6 (94.4, 96.7) 124.6 (118.5, 130.7) 27,517 (7.2) 1603 (8.3)
 Maltreatment 3.2 (3, 3.4) 5.8 (4.4, 7.1) 912 (0.2) 74 (0.4)
 Assault 47.4 (46.6, 48.2) 46.8 (43.1, 50.5) 13,640 (3.5) 602 (3.1)
 Undetermined intent 11.2 (10.8, 11.6) 14.8 (12.7, 16.9) 3,224 (0.8) 190 (1.0)
 Adverse social circumstances 33.8 (33.2, 34.5) 57.3 (53.2, 61.4) 9,741 (2.5) 737 (3.8)
Total injury admissions 1,336.1 (1331.9, 1340.4) 1,503.9 (1482.7, 1525.1) 384,759 (100) 19343 (100)
Mid-year population estimate 28,796,400 1286214   
16 - 17 Victimisation 195.7 (193.1, 198.2) 448.3 (430.1, 466.5) 22,713 (13.6) 2333 (23.4)
 Maltreatment 1.2 (1, 1.4) 8.6 (6.1, 11.2) 135 (0.1) 45 (0.5)
 Assault 143.7 (141.5, 145.9) 224.2 (211.4, 237.1) 16,677 (10.0) 1167 (11.7)
 Undetermined intent 13.1 (12.4, 13.8) 34.8 (29.7, 39.8) 1,521 (0.9) 181 (1.8)
 Adverse social circumstances 37.7 (36.6, 38.9) 180.6 (169.1, 192.2) 4,380 (2.6) 940 (9.4)
Total injury admissions 1,437.4 (1430.5, 1444.3) 1,918.2 (1880.6, 1955.9) 166,843 (100) 9983 (100)
Mid-year population estimate 11,607,100 520423   
  1. 1 Recorded victimisation in England and Western Australia between 2000 – 2008, inclusive, according to age and cause of injury.
  2. 2 Descending, exclusive hierarchy.
  3. 3 Incidence rate per 100,000.
  4. 4 Victimisation includes maltreatment, assault, undetermined intent and adverse social circumstances.