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Urban-rural variation in mortality and hospital admission rates

Document Date: December 22, 2006
Document Source: Injury Prevention
Document: BOLAND_0-1
M Boland
A Staines
P Fitzpatrick
E Scalla
Posted:  December 21, 2006

There are urban-rural differences in mortality and admissions for injuries in Ireland. Possible reasons for the higher rural mortality rates are higher case fatality in MVT and rural exposure to hazardous farm machinery, firearms, and open areas of water. This information could assist in targeting prevention programmes under the proposed National Injury Prevention Strategy.