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Table 1 Traumatic death descriptors for the Top End and subregions

From: Characteristics of trauma mortality in the Northern Territory, Australia

  All regions Accessible Moderately accessible Remote Very remote
Population 141761 96671 11784 10751 22554
Traumatic deaths 416 184 53 65 114
Annualised traumatic death rate (per 100000) 58.7 38.1 91.6 119.1 101.1
Gender
 Male 319 (76.7) 139 (75.5) 46 (86.8) 43 (66.2) 92 (80.7)
 Female 97 (23.3) 46 (25.3) 8 (15.1) 21 (32.3) 22 (19.3)
Ethnicity
 Indigenous 198 (47.6) 56 (30.4) 6 (11.3) 43 (66.2) 92 (80.7)
 Non-Indigenous 217 (52.2) 128 (69.6) 48 (90.6) 21 (32.3) 22 (19.3)
 Unknown 1 (0.2) 1 (0.5) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Age Group
  < 16 years 28 (6.7) 5 (2.7) 3 (5.7) 6 (9.2) 14 (12.3)
  ≥ 16 years 388 (93.3) 179 (97.3) 50 (94.3) 59 (90.8) 100 (87.7)
Mechanism
 Assault 44 (10.6) 20 (10.9) 4 (7.5) 9 (13.8) 11 (9.6)
 Drowning 24 (5.8) 10 (5.4) 3 (5.7) 8 (12.3) 3 (2.6)
 Falls 28 (6.7) 20 (10.9) 2 (3.8) 1 (1.5) 5 (4.4)
 Suicide 148 (35.6) 72 (39.1) 24 (45.3) 17 (26.2) 35 (30.7)
 Transport 147 (35.3) 53 (28.8) 17 (32.1) 26 (40.0) 51 (44.7)
 Other 25 (6.0) 9 (4.9) 4 (7.5) 4 (6.2) 8 (7.0)
ISS
 Not identified 8 (1.9) 2 (1.1) 2 (3.8) 0 (0.0) 4 (3.5)
 1–15 14 (3.4) 8 (4.3) 0 (0.0) 2 (3.1) 4 (3.5)
 16–24 (serious) 15 (3.6) 10 (5.4) 1 (1.9) 2 (3.1) 2 (1.8)
 25–39 (severe) 235 (56.5) 113 (61.4) 30 (56.6) 36 (55.4) 56 (49.1)
 40–75 (critical) 144 (34.6) 51 (27.7) 20 (37.7) 25 (38.5) 48 (42.1)
Alcohol Involvement 235 (56.5) 103 (56.0) 23 (43.4) 42 (64.6) 67 (58.8)
  1. Parentheses denote percentage of deaths for the given region