Epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury: Comparisons between developed and developing countries

Wen-Ta Chiu, Hsiao Chiao Lin, Carlos Lam, Shu Fen Chu, Yung-Hsiao Chiang, Shin-Han Tsai

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

106 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

A review of global epidemiological studies of traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) within 2 decades was undertaken to compare the incidence, mortality rate, patients' age, gender, causes, and severity of injury between developed countries and developing countries. The incidence rates varied greatly, and there was also a 2-fold difference between the highest mortality rate in developing countries and that in developed countries. Male sex and age from 30 to 50 years are strong risk factors in both these groups. Traffic accidents are the leading cause of injury in developed countries, whereas falls are the leading cause in developing countries. To clarify regional differences, future studies should contain long-term data about TSCI characteristics in a region-based population.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)9-18
頁數10
期刊Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
22
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 一月 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

指紋 深入研究「Epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury: Comparisons between developed and developing countries」主題。共同形成了獨特的指紋。

  • 引用此