- •Lower socioeconomic status is associated with a small increase in the odds of all-cause trauma.
- •Increased odds of all-cause trauma seen with lower socioeconomic status is accounted for not by common mechanisms and intents such as fall from standing and accidental injury, but rather by greatly increased odds of less common violent and higher energy mechanisms and injury intents such as falls greater than 2 meters, stabbing, high risk behaviour and assault.
- •Targeted public health education and intervention within these demographics, appropriate to mechanisms observed as over-represented, may prove beneficial in the primary prevention of trauma.
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