Injuries are a major public health challenge, being a leading cause of death for young people. In addition, a large number of non-fatal injuries contribute to poor health and reduced quality of life for the injured as well as high costs to society. Despite the high individual and societal burden of injury, providing accurate estimates of injury incidence is challenging. In addition, knowledge about risk factors and consequences of injuries is currently lacking. This research project is a population-based study linking individual injury data, demographic and socioeconomic variables, information about injury disabilty benefits and health-related information. The general aims are to study trends in injury incidence in Norway (including geographical and socioeconomic differences), provide knowledge of potential risk factors for injuries, and provide knowledge of consequences of non-fatal injuries.
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Kristin Holvik, Avdeling for kroniske sykdommer og aldring, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Kari Alver, Avdeling for helse og ulikhet, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Christian Madsen, Avdeling for helse og ulikhet, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Else Karin Grøholt, Avdeling for helse og ulikhet, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Eyvind Ohm, Avdeling for helse og ulikhet, Norwegian Institute of Public Health