Spinal cord injury, Australia 2007-08

Lynda Norton

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportpeer-review


In 2007-08 there were 362 new spinal cord injuries [SCI], the majority of which [79%] were due to traumatic causes. SCI were most frequent in the 15-24 year age group [30%], although trends show a significant increase in the average age at injury from 38 years in 1995-96 to 42 years in 2007-08. Males accounted for 84% of traumatic SCI. Transport-related injuries (46%) and falls (28%) were the main contributors to traumatic SCI. Rates for the NT and WA were significantly higher than the national incidence rate.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Commissioning bodyAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Number of pages38
ISBN (Print)9781740249577, 1740249577
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2010

Publication series

NameInjury research and statistics series
ISSN (Print)1444-3791


  • Spinal cord
  • Wounds and injuries
  • Statistics

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