Spinal cord injury, Australia, 2013–14

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Abstract

    In 2013–14, 236 new incident cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) due to external causes were reported to the Australian Spinal Cord Injury Register. Males accounted for 81% of traumatic SCI cases. Land transport crashes (46%) were the leading mechanism of injury followed by falls (32%). Nearly half (45%) of traumatic SCI occurred while the person was engaged in a sport or leisure activity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCanberra, Australian Capital Territory
    PublisherAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Publication series

    NameInjury research and statistics
    No.107

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    Tovell, A., & Harrison, J. (2018). Spinal cord injury, Australia, 2013–14. (Injury research and statistics; No. 107). Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.