The fourth edition of “Injuries in the European Union” presents an EU-level summary of the most recent injury statistics, mainly related to the years 2008-2010. In addition to data from EuroStat and WHO-Europe, this report also presents data derived from the European Injury Data Base (IDB).
The IDB is a unique data source that contains standardised cross-national data on the external causes and circumstances of injuries treated in emergency departments. Thanks to IDB we can present a comprehensive picture of the entire spectrum of accidents and injuries and the wide range of risk factors involved. This is much needed for guiding prevention actions.
EuroSafe acknowledges with thanks Robert Bauer und Rupert Kisser (Austrian Road Safety Board KFV) and Steven Macey and Daniel Thayer (Swansea University) for collating all the statistics and IDB-data presented in this publication and for producing the fourth edition of the report on Injuries in the European Union.
The members of the Joint Action on Injury Monitoring in Europe (JAMIE) are also to be congratulated for their efforts to enhance the production of injury data in their countries, in particular the members who could actually provide for this report the data from their national sample of emergency departments.
This report has been produced in the framework of the JAMIE-project which has received funding from the European Union, in the framework of the Health Programme.
Reports with data from the European Injury Data Base (IDB) are available on the EUROSAFE website.
- Date de parution: février 2013
- Editeur: European Association for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (EuroSafe)