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Road Crash Trauma amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in New South Wales

Raisianzadeh, H, Supramaniam, R., Pont, S.

Road Safety in Aboriginal Communities

ARSC conference 2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander road users are over-represented in road trauma in NSW, but few details have been known about this issue as crash reports from NSW Police do not identify Aboriginality for people involved in the crash. Linkage between CRS crash data and NSW Health data has allowed reporting of Aboriginality using a weight of evidence approach. Of 931,203 people involved in crashes in NSW between 2005 and 2015, 18,452 were reported as Aboriginal. A comprehensive statistical profile has been produced to improve understanding of crash factors and health implications for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander road users.