Last year, 12% of the Estonian population needed medical care due to injuries. The number of people injured and the gender distribution have remained the same in recent years. The most injuries were caused by falls.
In 2019, slightly more than 156,000 Estonians needed treatment due to injuries, of which children (0–17 years) accounted for just under a third (43,603). Compared to 2018, 2,000 fewer adults needed treatment due to injuries, while the number of injured children increased by 1,724.
Injury statistics have been compiled on the basis of medical bills of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund and are available in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database.