Injury can be divided into two classes: intentional and unintentional. The following chart provides some examples and gives a breakdown.
class of injury
type of injury
motor vehicle collisions
In Canada the data for 2002-3, published as The 2004 Report of the National Trauma Registry, indicates that motor vehicle collisions (MVC’s) comprise 47% of all injuries. Unintentional falls make up 29%, intentional injury 8% and other causes make up the remainder. Forty-one percent of injuries occurred in individuals less than 35 years of age .
5. Canadian Institute for Health Information - National Trauma Registry http://www.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=statistics_results_source_ntr_e&cw_topic=National%20Trauma%20Registry%20(NTR) accessed March 20, 2006