Adults and Injury


Injuries represent an issue for Canadians of all ages.
  • Injuries caused by overexertion or strenuous movements are almost twice as frequent in working-age adults (27%) as in seniors (14%) and adolescents (15%)
  • Among working-age adults (20 to 64), sports and work were related to almost half (47%) of injuries
  • From 2010 to 2014, the distribution of traumatic fatalities across Ontario by age group was relatively stable. On average, 64% of the fatalities occurred in the 25-54 age group.
  • About 2.29 million Canadians sought medical treatment within 48 hours of their injury in 2009–2010