In some areas of the US the incidence of violence-related spinal cord injuries (SCIs) is double or triple that of 10 years ago.
The purpose of this study was to determine if this trend is evident in Arkansas, a small rural state.
For the study period 15.3% of traumatic SCIs identified in Arkansas were violence-related.
The overall incidence rate of traumatic SCIs in Arkansas declined from 41.11 per million in 1980 to 33.18 per million in 1989.
However, the rate of violence-related SCIs rose from 3.5 per million in 1980 to 5.14 in 1989.
The incidence of violence-related SCIs in Arkansas did not increase dramatically during the 1980s.
However, the incidence of women with violence-related SCIs nearly tripled.
With the dramatic rise in violence-related SCIs in women and the decrease in violence-related SCIs in men, the gender gap has been virtually eliminated in violence-related SCIs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Moelle épinière, Arkansas, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Zone rurale, Groupe social, Risque élevé, Sexe, Violence, 1980-1990, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Moelle épinière pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Spinal cord, Arkansas, United States, North America, America, Rural area, Social group, High risk, Sex, Violence, 1980-1990, Incidence, Epidemiology, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Spinal cord disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0360787
Code Inist : 002B16B. Création : 12/09/1997.