Table of contents

  • Summary
  • 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 2015–16
  • 3. Persisting traumatic SCI
    • Trends of persisting traumatic SCI, 1995–96 to 2015 – 16
    • Demographic and social characteristics of persisting traumatic SCI in 2015–16
    • Clinical characteristics of persisting traumatic SCI in 2015–16
  • 4. External causes of SCI in 2015–16
    • Mechanism of injury
    • Activity at time of injury
    • Remoteness of place of injury
  • Appendix A: Data quality statement
  • Appendix B: Technical notes
    • Population denominators
    • Use of confidence intervals
    • Assignment to reported mechanism of injury
    • Assignment to Remoteness Area
  • Appendix C: Other SCI cases
    • Non-traumatic SCI cases
    • Complication of medical care SCI cases
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Related publications