Children and teens generally have a higher rate of hospitalization from unintentional injuries than those in wealthier neighbourhoods, according to a new report from Statistics Canada released today. The report adds to the growing body of scientific research that documents health inequalities: the heavier burden of poor health and premature death experienced by lower-income people. The Wellesley Institute has released several studies on income and health, including Poverty is Making Us Sick, and Sick and Tired, and we have a policy practice in health equity. Unintentional injuries are a significant public health concern – they account for about one in five of the 30,345 children who were hospitalized in 2005. These injuries can lead to a lifetime of suffering and they are a leading cause of death for teens.