The territories have a noticeably higher injury hospitalization rate for both sexes compared to the rest of Canada. For example, the female injury hospitalization rates in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut were 1,241 and 1,011 respectively in 2006, whereas the same rates for Nova Scotia and Ontario were 393 and 371 .
The rate of injury due to domestic violence is higher among women aged 15 to 24, Aboriginal women, women living in short-term relationships, and women with partners who drink heavily [12, 14]. Aboriginal women were found to be three times more likely as non-Aboriginal women to report spousal violence (24% versus 7%) [12,15].
Injury hospitalization due to motor vehicle accidents (MVA) in traffic is much higher in adolescent girls (ages 14-19, 20-24) than adult women (25+) . This may be due to higher rates of risk-taking behaviours during adolescence.
Injury is one of the leading causes of deaths in the Aboriginal population and accounts for 26% of all deaths among Aboriginal people, compared to only 6% of deaths within the Canadian population . First Nations girls and women in Manitoba are more than three times more likely to be hospitalized for injury than their Non-First Nation counterparts . While the leading cause of injury for Manitoban Non-First Nation women was falls, major cause for injury hospitalization among First Nations women was self-inflicted injury .