Accidents account for 13% of emergency hospital admissions and 5% of total hospital admissions nationally. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for people under the age of 39.

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Our resources

Our resources

Data and reports

Information on unintentional injury, falls and Accident and Emergency (A&E) attendances can be found in our Health and Social Care Maps.

A report discussing a Public Health Approach to Accidental Dwelling Fires, which explores the interplay between health behaviours and conditions and Accidental Fires.

We have also produced a needs assessment for unintentional injuries (PDF, 1.4 MB), and an evaluation of the Kent Fire and Rescue Service safe and well visits (PDF, 692.3 KB).

Library services

The Public Health and Social Care Library can provide access to library and knowledge services, including books and journal articles relating to accidents and their impact on public health. We can also produce bespoke literature searches.

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If you can't find what you were looking for, we complete over 200 ad-hoc requests for analysis each year. Request further analysis or a literature search or contact us.
External resources

External resources

A number of organisations produce statistics relating to accidents, both at national and local level.