Culture and everyday life situations for Indigenous people can affect the types of injuries and the frequency of injuries experienced. Some factors that can increase the risk of injury include:
Indigenous people were twice as likely as other Australians to be admitted to hospital for injuries in 2011-2012 . Injury was the most common reason for Indigenous hospital admissions (after dialysis). The main causes of Indigenous injury-related hospital admissions in 2011-2012 were 'medical complications', assault, and falls.
In 2012, injury was the third most common cause of death for Indigenous people . The most common causes of injury-related death for Indigenous people were suicide and transport accidents. Indigenous people were more than twice as likely as non-Indigenous people to die from suicide and almost three times as likely to die from traffic accidents.