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Unintentional Injury Survey 2018

Unintentional Injury Survey 2018


The Non-Communicable Disease Branch of the Centre for Health Protection (CHP), Department of Health (DH) has commissioned MVA Hong Kong Limited to conduct a face-to-face household survey (Unintentional Injury Survey 2018) to collect pertinent information about the characteristics and burden of unintentional injuries (commonly known as “accidents”) in Hong Kong.



This survey collected data to characterise Hong Kong’s pattern of injuries from unintentional causes after the last survey conducted in 2008. This survey also collected data on risk factors, utilisation of health services and quantify burden related to unintentional injuries. The collected data will support evidence-based decision-making in health policy, resources allocation, provision of health services and programmes so as to prevent unintentional injuries and minimise harm arising from such injuries.


Target Population

This survey covers Hong Kong land-based non-institutional population of all ages. Around 5,000 households (equivalent to 14,000 persons) were randomly selected through scientific sampling procedure to conduct face-to-face interviews.


Data Collection and Survey Results

Fieldwork was completed in July 2019. Survey report was published in August 2021: Report of Unintentional Injury Survey 2018


Handling Collected Data

The data collected by the interviewers will only be used for research and statistical purposes. Survey results will only be released in aggregated form. All personal data and contact information will be kept strictly confidential and disposed of safely within 6 months after completion of the survey.


Relevant Publications

Injury Survey 2008

Action Plan to Strengthen Prevention of Unintentional Injuries in Hong Kong