Table 1

Alcohol-related injury admission rates for children in Western Australia and England aged 13–17 years, 2009

Western AustraliaEngland
Age group, yearsAlcohol-related cause of injuryBoys, Absolute rate 2009 (per 10 000)Girls, Absolute rate 2009 (per 10 000)Total, Absolute rate 2009 (per 10 000)Boys, Absolute rate 2009 (per 10 000)Girls, Absolute rate 2009 (per 10 000)Total, Absolute rate 2009 (per 10 000)
13–15Injury3.7 (2.3, 5.9)6.0 (4.1, 8.8)4.8 (3.6, 6.5)4.6 (4.2, 5.1)8.7 (8.1, 9.3)6.6 (6.3, 7.0)
Intentional1.5 (0.7, 3.2)3.7 (2.3, 6.0)2.6 (1.7, 3.9)1.8 (1.5, 2.1)5.5 (5.0, 6.0)3.6 (3.3, 3.9)
Violence0.9 (0.3, 2.3)1.1 (0.5, 2.8)1.0 (0.5, 1.9)0.7 (0.5, 0.9)0.5 (0.4, 0.7)0.6 (0.5, 0.7)
Self-harm0.6 (0.2, 2.0)2.5 (1.4, 4.6)1.6 (0.9, 2.6)1.1 (1.0, 1.4)5.1 (4.7, 5.6)3.1 (2.8, 3.3)
Unintentional2.2 (1.2, 4.0)1.6 (0.8, 3.4)1.9 (1.2, 3.0)2.8 (2.5, 3.2)3.6 (3.2, 4.0)3.2 (2.9, 3.5)
16–17Injury27.1 (21.9, 33.5)16.6 (12.6, 22.0)22.0 (18.6, 26.1)13.2 (12.4, 14.1)14.1 (13.2, 15.0)13.6 (13.0, 14.3)
Intentional12.9 (9.5, 17.6)11.5 (8.3, 16.2)12.2 (9.7, 15.4)6.9 (6.3, 7.6)10.6 (9.8, 11.5)8.7 (8.2, 9.2)
Violence8.4 (5.7, 12.3)2.7 (1.4, 5.4)5.6 (4.0, 7.9)2.9 (2.5, 3.3)0.5 (0.4, 0.7)1.7 (1.5, 2.0)
Self-harm4.8 (2.9, 8.0)8.8 (6.0, 13.0)6.8 (5.0, 9.2)4.1 (3.7, 4.6)10.2 (9.4, 11.0)7.1 (6.6, 7.5)
Unintentional12.9 (9.5, 17.6)4.8 (2.8, 8.0)8.9 (6.8, 11.7)6.5 (5.9, 7.1)3.9 (3.4, 4.4)5.2 (4.8, 5.6)
13–17Injury13.1 (10.8, 15.9)10.3 (8.2, 12.9)11.7 (10.1, 13.6)8.2 (7.8, 8.7)10.9 (10.4, 11.5)9.5 (9.2, 9.9)
Intentional6.1 (4.6, 8.1)6.9 (5.2, 9.0)6.5 (5.3, 7.9)3.9 (3.6, 4.2)7.6 (7.2, 8.0)5.7 (5.4, 6.0)
Violence3.9 (2.7, 5.6)1.8 (1.0, 3.1)2.9 (2.1, 3.9)1.6 (1.4, 1.8)0.5 (0.4, 0.6)1.1 (1.0, 1.2)
Self-harm2.3 (1.5, 3.7)5.1 (3.7, 7.0)3.7 (2.8, 4.8)2.4 (2.2, 2.6)7.2 (6.8, 7.7)4.7 (4.5, 5.0)
Unintentional6.5 (4.9, 8.5)2.9 (1.9, 4.4)4.7 (3.7, 6.0)4.3 (4.0, 4.7)3.7 (3.4, 4.0)4.0 (3.8, 4.2)