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According to the latest statistics from NSCISC of U.S.2, the average age at injury is 42 years and our study shows that the mean age was 40.7 11 years.
The most common mechanism of injury, according to the NSCISC statistics of U.S.2, is RTA in 38%, and so was in our study where RTA was the etiology of SCI in 47.9% but according to our results acts of violence (blast injuries and gunshot injuries) account for a greater percentage of patients (13.6% and 10.7% respectively) as compared to NSCISC statistics of U.S.2 according to which acts of violence (gunshot wounds) in account for the etiology in 14%.
(1) NSCISC, 2012, "Spinal Cord Injury Facts and Figures at a Glance," 35(4) https://www.nscisc.uab.edu.
Since 1973, the NSCISC Database has kept records of the 29,096 persons who have entered the 28 federally funded SCI Model Systems as patients.
Within the National Spinal Cord Injury Model System Database, 71.8 percent of those sustaining spinal cord injuries by violence have been ethnic minorities (NSCISC, 1994).
This is not so different from other studies as the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) database has noted that spinal cord injury occurs in males much more than in females, at a ratio of 4: 1.
Further research suggests individuals with tetraplegia or injury to the cervical section of the spine (e.g., neck) acquired at an early age (e.g., 20 years old) may die on average 20 years earlier than those without injury and seven years earlier than those with paraplegia (NSCISC, 2009); additionally, minorities, older individuals and rural residents are at higher odds for death (Saunders, Selassie, Hill, et.
"This study will use the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) database of more than 42,000 people treated at SCI model systems of care, funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), to determine causes of death and quantify mortality risk factors.
[43.] NSCISC National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center.
Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), approximately 11,000 new cases of spinal-cord injury (SCI) occur each year.
Some data were collected by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), which manages a large national database of information on people with SCI, including pain.
Now known as the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), the facility collects and combines information from Model SCI Care Systems across the country.
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