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Injury Rates: Injury and Safety Interventions

injury rates: Refugees have unintentional injury rates that are 20 per cent higher than non-refugee immigrants, according to Toronto Star. This has been observed across most causes of injury with particularly large differences identified for motor vehicle injuries, poisoning, suffocation, scald burns and machinery-related injuries, said the study, published in the journal Injury Prevention on public health and safety interventions can effectively reduce these types of injury, however, we have identified a need for more targeted interventions for refugee families in Canada where social vulnerabilities and cultural differences may be contributing to injury risk. The added risks can be attributed to environmental, social and cultural differences, underlining the need for more targeted interventions to reduce injury risk, said the researchers with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and the Hospital for Sick Children. Based on multiple linked Canadian health databases from 2011 to 2012, researchers examined unintentional injuries of children and youth up to 24 years of age by immigration classes and region of origin. This amounted to 6,596 and 8,122 emergency department visits per 100,000 non-refugee and refugee immigrants, respectively. Article Continued Below Read more Cap on refugee sponsorships means Syrians in Canada remain separated from family members From refugee to university degree How a Canadian program is giving refugee students a way out react-empty 166 In Ontario, there were 53,074 visits to a hospital for injuries by non-refugee children and youth immigrants, and 11,861 of such visits by their refugee counterparts. ( As reported in the news.