To develop andi mplement target prevention strategies, we studied the causes of spinal cord injuries in Arkansas and the groups most affected by SCI.
Any Arkansas resident with a spinal cord injury who satisfied the state registry criteria was defined as a subject.
Transportation-related incidents caused 319 (49.5%) of the SCIs.
Males 15 to 24 years of age experienced the highest incidence of SCI because of transportation and sport-related injuries.
The rate of SCI from falls was 2.8 times higher for people 65 years of age and older than for people 64 years of age and younger.
Minority males 15 to 44 years of age were at the greatest risk of violence-related SCIs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Moelle épinière pathologie, Traumatisme, Système nerveux pathologie, Moelle épinière, Epidémiologie, Homme, Arkansas, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Spinal cord disease, Trauma, Nervous system diseases, Spinal cord, Epidemiology, Human, Arkansas, United States, North America, America
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