Data on first and subsequent admissions, from 1 July 1995, to any of the 7 specialised spinal units in Australia are being registered prospectively. The Australian Spinal Cord Injury Register (ASCIR) enables measurement of spinal cord injury incidence, study of circumstances and mechanisms.

Collection details
Classification/dimension variables
  • Age
  • Sex
  • RA

Temporal coverage 

from 1/7/1995

Geographical coverage


Data availability

  • Publications

Client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply).

Restricted unit record access subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or the agreement of all relevant data custodians in all states and territories (charges may apply).

Data scope 

The Australian Spinal Cord Injury Register (ASCIR) is a national register of incident cases of spinal cord injury which occur in Australia and overseas to Australian residents if they are treated in a spinal unit in Australia. Currently, 7 spinal units, all based in public hospitals, contribute data.


Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

Not currently available

External links and information

Reports are available at Injury in Australia - Reports.


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