Injury Prevention Resources
Injuries are the leading cause of death for Albertans between the ages of 1 and 44.
During an average year in Alberta:
- 1,664 Albertans die from an injury
- 28,809 (*excluding adverse events) Albertans are hospitalized
- 429,741 Albertans visit emergency departments.
This equates to a daily tally of:
- 4 deaths
- 79 hospital admissions
- 1,177 Emergency Department visits.
While the greatest impact of an injury is human suffering, the financial cost is staggering. In 2004, injuries cost Alberta an extimated $2.94 BILLION annually - that's equal to $918 for every Albertan.
Source: Injury Prevention Centre
Updated January 15, 2015