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Table 1 Patient demographics and event characteristics for potential TSCI in Victoria, Australia (2007–2012)

From: The epidemiology of pre-hospital potential spinal cord injuries in Victoria, Australia: a six year retrospective cohort study

Characteristic N = 106059
Age
 Median (years (IQR)) 51 (29–78)
 Min, Max (years) 16, 107
  N (%; 95%CI)
Sex
 Male 55561 (52.1; 52.1–52.7)
 Female 50498 (47.6; 47.3–47.9)
Cause of injury
 Falls 49710 (46.9; 46.6–47.2)
  Falls (NFS) 32608 (30.7; 30.5–31.0)
  Falls <3 m 14739 (13.9; 13.7–14.1)
  Falls >3 m 2363 (2.2; 2.1–2.3)
 Traffic 41807 (39.4; 39.1–39.7)
  MVCs 25573 (24.1; 23.9–24.3)
  Motorcycle 5458 (5.1; 5.0–5.3)
  Bicycle 4132 (3.9; 3.8–4.0)
  Vehicle related 3605 (3.4; 3.3–3.5)
  Pedestrian 3039 (2.9; 2.8–3.0)
 Violence 7098 (6.7; 6.5–6.8)
  Blunt 6721 (6.4; 6.3–6.6)
  Penetrating 374 (0.4;–0.3–0.9)
  Both 3 (0.05;–0.01–0.1)
 Sporting 2920 (2.8; 2.7–2.9)
 Struck by object 1769 (1.7; 1.6–1.7)
 Animal related (mainly fall from horses) 1573 (1.5; 1.4–1.6)
 Others 1182 (1.1; 1.1–1.2)
  1. Note: N number of cases, IQR interquartile range, 3 m three meters, MVCs motor vehicle crashes, NFS not further specified (but mainly due to slip or trip), CI confidence interval, others hanging, diving and industrial injuries