The epidemiology of head injury was studied in Cantabria, Spain, using a methodological design consisting of a cross-selectional analysis of one year of duration and an additional one year follow-up of all the patients included in the initial sample.
The 477 cases identified represent a rate of 91/100,000, with males showing a head injury rate 2.7 times higher that than for females.
Sixty per cent of all cases involved traffic accidents, falls accounted for 24% and industrial accidents were the cause in 8%. The annual age-adjusted mortality rate was 19.7/100,000.
Over 92% of all deaths occurred prior to hospital admission.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Alcoolisme, Système nerveux pathologie, Epidémiologie, Etiologie, Mortalité, Homme, Sexe, Accident, Espagne, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Alcoholism, Nervous system diseases, Epidemiology, Etiology, Mortality, Human, Sex, Accident, Spain, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0261440
Code Inist : 002B16B. Création : 199406.