Injuries in adolescents: The public health response

Joan Ozanne-Smith AO, Jennifer Pilgrim, Jennie Oxley

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This chapter reviews all causes of fatal injury in adolescents (10-19 years of age) in the context of other causes of death, both globally and regionally. It also reviews nonfatal injury causes to the extent that currently available data allow and explores issues of data limitations. The public health response to fatal and nonfatal injury in adolescents is discussed within current theoretical approaches and proven effective interventions. While an overview of all adolescent injury is provided, the main focus is on unintentional injury. Case studies are presented for several existing and emerging injury problems during adolescence, and the public health response.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook on Adolescent Health and Development: The Public Health Response
EditorsAndrew L. Cherry, Valentina Baltag, Mary E. Dillon
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783319407432
ISBN (Print)9783319407418
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Drowning
  • Injury prevention
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Self-harm
  • Tertiary prevention
  • Traffic injury

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