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Home and Leisure Accidents in the EU

(according to severity of injury )

About 22.5 million unintentional injuries occur every year at home, in sports and in institutions across the EU*. This is about 59% of all 38.0 million injuries, which are treated annually in accident and emergency departments of hospitals.

* Data sources: Fatalities: WHO Health for All Database, European Detailed Mortality Database. Non-fatal injuries: EU Injury Database IDB. All presented figures are estimates, based on averages of the most recent three years for which data is available. See also the latest reports on injuries in the EU (2016 and 2017).

Table - Injuries by severity

Severity Estimated number
Fatalities 96.000
Hospital Admissions 3.514.000
Accident & Emergency cases 30.660.000
Total Home & Leisure Accidents (HLA) in the EU 30.687.000

 

*Data sources: Fatalities: WHO Health for All Database, European Detailed Mortality Database; non-fatal injuries: EU Injury Database IDB (DG Santé). All figures given are estimates, based on averages of the most recent three years for which data is available. See also latest report on Injuries in the EU.