Other Research

Kidsafe WA Childhood Injury Report: Injuries to Aboriginal Children, 2011-2015

Aboriginal children remain at high risk for injury in Australia. This report, supported by the Western Australian Department of Health, analyses hospitalisation, death and emergency department injury data in Aboriginal children in Western Australia over a five year period. The report also provides findings of research conducted with professionals across the state to identify perceptions of injuries to Aboriginal children and injury prevention methods.

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Increasing injuries as trampoline parks expand within Australia: a call for mandatory standards

Trampoline Parks have become popular across the globe, with the first parks opening in Australia in 2012. This report provides a state-based retrospective analyses of children and adolescents aged 0–19 years presenting with trampoline park associated injuries between 2005 and 2017.

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A Comparison of the Safety Risks and Health Benefits between Manufactured Playgrounds and Nature Playgrounds within a School Environment

Play is a vital part of childhood and is a way for children to explore and learn, allowing them to develop physical, cognitive and emotional strength. Playgrounds are common play areas for children and when compared to other settings,are considered a safe area in which children can play. This research compares the safety risks and health benefits of manufactured playgrounds and nature playgrounds within a school environment.

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WA Childhood Injury Report: Patterns of Injuries among 0-19 Year Olds in Western Australia

New data released by Kidsafe WA, with the support of the Western Australian Department of Health shows that the number of child injury deaths in WA have decreased from an average of 105 deaths per year during 1989-2000 to 79 during 2001-2010. The full report gives an overview of injury related deaths, hospitalisations and emergency department presentations in children aged 0 to 19. It includes both national and international comparisons and individual snapshots of each region across WA.

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Regional Snapshots