EPIDEMIOLOGY OF SPINAL CORD INJURY RHONE-ALPES REGION, FRANCE, 1970-75

AS A RESULT OF 351 CASES OF SPINAL CORD INJURIES CAUSED BY ACCIDENTS WHICH TOOK PLACE ENTIRELY IN THE REGION RHONE-ALPES (1975: 4780000 INHABITANTS) IT IS POSSIBLE TO ESTABLISH A CASE RATE OF 1.27/100000 AND A FREQUENCY RATE OF 25/100000. THE MEAN AGE IS 39 YEARS 3 MONTHS. THE PROPORTION OF MEN/WOMEN IS 3.68:1. 79.7% OF THE AFFECTED WERE BORN IN FRANCE, 11.6% IN THE AREA OF THE MEDITERRANEAN AND 6.9% IN NORTH AFRICA. THE MOST FREQUENT CAUSES ARE MOTOR ACCIDENTS (32%), FOLLOWED BY MOTORCYCLE AND BICYCLE (15%), SPORT ACCIDENTS (7.8%), BLOWS (7.5%). 0.8% OF INJURIES WERE CAUSED BY GUN SHOTS. THE DISTRIBUTION OF CAUSES SHOWED NO SPECIFIC TREND FOR THE 6 YEAR INVESTIGATION PERIOD. THE DISTRIBUTION OF INJURY CAUSES IS DIFFERENT FOR MALE AND FEMALE VICTIMS. IT DIFFERS ACCORDING TO RACE, AGE AND OCCUPATION. THE DEGREE OF SEVERITY OF INJURIES DEPENDS ON THE TYPE OF THE ACCIDENT. INTERNAL INJURIES ARE LESS FREQUENT FOR MOTORCYCLE AND BICYCLE ACCIDENTS. DISTRIBUTION WAS THE SAME FOR ALL ACCIDENT CAUSES IN THE CASE OF HEAD INJURIES AND FRACTURES OF LIMBS. FOR THE COVERING ABSTRACT OF THE CONFERENCE SEE IRRD NO 307340.

  • Authors:
    • MINAIRE, P
    • CASTANIER, M
    • GIRARD, R
    • BERARD, E
    • DEIDIER, C
    • BOURRET, J
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01300684
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 7:56AM