Table of contents

  • Summary
    • Causes of spinal cord injury
  • 1 Introduction
    • Australian Spinal Cord Injury Register
    • Estimated incidence of traumatic SCI
    • Mortality, life expectancy and estimated costs for traumatic SCI
    • Structure of this report
  • 2 Traumatic spinal cord injury case registrations in 2016–17
  • 3 Persisting traumatic spinal cord injury
    • Trends of persisting traumatic SCI, 1995–96 to 2016–17
      • Incidence rates
      • Median duration of initial care for persisting traumatic SCI
    • Demographic and social characteristics of persisting traumatic SCI in 2016–17
      • Age and sex distribution
      • State and territory of usual residence
      • Remoteness of residence
      • Socioeconomic characteristics
    • Clinical characteristics of persisting traumatic SCI in 2016–17
      • Neurological level of injury at discharge
      • Neurological impairment at discharge
      • Length of stay in spinal unit
  • 4 External causes of spinal cord injury in 2016–17
    • 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 quality statement
    • Summary of key data quality issues
      • Description
      • Institutional environment
      • Timeliness
      • Accessibility
      • Interpretability
      • Relevance
      • Accuracy
      • Coherence
  • 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 cases
    • Complication of medical care cases
  • Appendix D: Supplementary tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Related publications
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