The epidemiology of facial fractures in Australia: A twenty-year analysis of hospitalisations

Max Qua

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Facial fractures may happen to Australians from all walks of life. This research aimed to identify groups at high risk of facial fractures from 20 years of open-access data, examining risk factors and projecting what the health system will face in the years ahead. Young adult Australian men and elderly women were the two groups most affected by these injuries. Rates for younger Australians have decreased over time whereas for older Australians, they continue to rise. Alcohol consumption and falls were identified as likely risk factors for injury. Trends in injury were projected to decrease in adult men and increase in elderly women. Urgent action is needed to develop strategies to reduce facial fractures in Australians.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Kruger, Estie, Supervisor
  • Tennant, Marc, Supervisor
  • McGeachie, John, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date12 Aug 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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