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Injury profiles of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in New South Wales

Kathleen F Clapham, Mark R Stevenson and Sing Kai Lo
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (5): 217-220.
  • Kathleen F Clapham1
  • Mark R Stevenson2
  • Sing Kai Lo3

  • 1 Injury Prevention and Trauma Care Division, The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC.

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Competing interests:

None identified.

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