Many studies have investigated spinal cord injury incidence rates.
Few, however, have adjusted for the underascertainment.
The current study used the capture-recapture method to estimate the ascertainment-correcte spinal cord injury incidence rate in Mississippi.
Two sources were used for case ascertainment : Mississippi's spinal cord injury registry and hospital reports.
The two-sample capture-recapture method was used to adjust for undercount.
Two hundred one spinal cord injuries were reported to or found by the Mississippi State Department of Health in 1993, with a crude incidence rate of 7.8 per 100,000 population per year among hospital admissions and prehospital fatalities.
Using the two-sample capture-recapture method, it is estimated that the incidence rate would be 9.3 per 100,000 population per year.
Capture-recapture estimates suggest that Mississippi's spinal cord injury incidence rate is more than twice the national average.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Moelle épinière, Homme, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Mississippi, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Méthodologie, Méthode capture recapture, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Moelle épinière pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Spinal cord, Human, Epidemiology, Incidence, Mississippi, United States, North America, America, Methodology, Capture recapture method, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Spinal cord disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0483541
Code Inist : 002B16B. Création : 19/02/1999.