Few injuries result in more profound and long-term disability than traumatic spinal cord injury.
This study describes the demographic and epidemiologic characteristics of traumatic spinal cord injury among Oklahoma residents reported to the statewide, population-based surveillance system in 1988-1990; initial acute hospital and rehabilitation charges for 1989 are also included.
There was a reported incidence rate of 40 per million population.
Based on a reporting sensitivity of 77%, the « true » incidence of spinal cord injury was estimated to be 51 per million population.
Motor vehicle crashes accounted for 48% of injuries.
Males aged 15-29 years and blacks were at highest risk of injury.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Moelle épinière, Epidémiologie, Homme, Hospitalisation, Réhabilitation, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Oklahoma, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Surveillance sanitaire, Système nerveux central pathologie, Moelle épinière pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Spinal cord, Epidemiology, Human, Hospitalization, Rehabilitation, Cost analysis, Health economy, Oklahoma, United States, North America, America, Sanitary surveillance, Central nervous system disease, Spinal cord disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0204821
Code Inist : 002B16B. Création : 199406.