Table of contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Summary
  • Causes of spinal cord injury
  • 1 Introduction
    • Australian Spinal Cord Injury Register
    • Estimated incidence of traumatic spinal cord injury
    • Mortality, life expectancy and estimated costs for traumatic SCI injury
    • Structure of this report
  • 2 Traumatic SCI case registrations in 2014–15
  • 3 Persisting traumatic SCI
    • Trends of persisting traumatic SCI, 1995–96 to 2014–15
    • Incidence rates
    • Median duration of initial care for persisting traumatic SCI
    • Demographic and social characteristics of persisting traumatic SCI in 2014–15
    • Age and sex distribution
    • State and territory of usual residence
    • Remoteness of residence
    • Socioeconomic characteristics
    • Clinical characteristics of persisting traumatic SCI in 2014–15
    • Neurological level of injury at discharge
    • Neurological impairment at discharge
    • Length of stay in spinal unit
  • 4 External causes of SCI in 2014–15
    • Mechanism of injury
    • Land transport crashes
    • Falls
    • Water-related
    • Heavy falling objects
    • Horse-related
    • Football
    • Other and unspecified causes
    • Activity at time of injury
    • Remoteness of place of injury
  • Appendix A: Data issues
    • Data quality statement
    • Summary of key data quality issues
    • Description
    • Institutional environment
    • Timeliness
    • Accessibility
    • Interpretability
    • Relevance
    • Accuracy
    • Coherence
    • Population denominators
    • Use of confidence intervals
    • Assignment to reported mechanism of injury
    • Assignment to Remoteness Area
  • Appendix B: Other SCI cases
    • Non-traumatic SCI cases
    • Complication of medical care SCI cases
  • Appendix C: Additional tables
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables