Spinal cord injury, Australia, 2014–15

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    In 2014–15, 264 newly incident cases of traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) due to external causes were reported to the Australian Spinal Cord Injury Register. Males accounted for 4 in 5 (80%) of traumatic SCI cases. Land transport crashes (42%) were the leading mechanism of injury for cases of traumatic SCI sustained in 2014–15, followed by Falls (40%). Around one-third (35%) were sustained during sports or leisure activities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCanberra, Australian Capital Territory
    PublisherAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Publication series

    NameInjury research and statistics

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    Tovell, A., & Harrison, J. (2018). Spinal cord injury, Australia, 2014–15. (Injury research and statistics; No. 113). Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.