An epidemiological survey of acute spinal trauma caused by traffic accidents versus falls in Northern Taiwan

Carlos Lam, Mau-Roung Lin, Shin-Han Tsai, Wei Chen Lee, Cheuk-Sing Choy, Shu Fen Chu, Wen-Ta Chiu

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Abstract

Background. Traffic accidents and falls are the major causes of spinal trauma, which result in serious personal and social loss. A comparison between causes and patients' characteristics can be important. Methods. A total of 681 spinal trauma patients were compared for differences, and the effects of age stratification of the differences are discussed. Results. Significant differences were observed between falls and traffic accidents in the following variables: age (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)957-966
Number of pages10
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

Keywords

  • age
  • fall
  • neurological deficits
  • spinal trauma
  • traffic accident

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Medicine(all)

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