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Table 3 Major causes of potential TSCI by age group in Victoria, Australia (2007–2012)

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

Age group (years) Falls n = 49710 (%; 95 % CI) Traffic n = 41805 (%; 95 % CI) Other n = 14541 (%; 95 % CI) Total n = 106056 (%; 95 % CI)
16–24 2604 (5.2; 5.0–5.4) 11090 (26.5; 26.1–26.9) 5437 (37.4; 36.6–38.1) 19131 (18.0; 17.8–18.3)
25–34 2368 (4.8; 4.6–5.0) 8580 (20.5; 20.1–20.9) 3307 (22.8; 22.1–23.4) 14255 (13.4; 13.2–13.6)
35–44 2890 (5.8; 5.6–6.0) 7060 (16.9; 16.5–17.2) 2546 (17.9; 16.9–18.1) 12496 (11.8; 11.6–12.0)
45–54 3781 (7.6; 7.4–7.8) 5847 (14.0; 13.7–14.3) 1677 (11.5; 11.0–12.1) 11306 (10.7; 10.5–10.8)
55–64 4646 (9.3; 9.1–9.6) 4207 (10.1; 9.8–10.4) 882 (6.1; 5.7–6.5) 9735 (9.2; 9.0–9.4)
65–74 5926 (11.9; 11.6–12.2) 2541 (6.1; 5.8–6.3) 348 (2.4; 2.1–2.6) 8815 (8.3; 8.1–8.5)
75–84 12475 (25.1; 24.7–25.5) 1819 (4.4; 4.2–4.5) 214 (1.5; 1.3–1.7) 14508 (13.7; 13.5–13.9)
>85 15020 (30.2; 29.8–30.6) 661 (1.6; 1.5–1.7) 130 (0.9;0.7–1.0) 15811 (14.9; 14.7–15.1)
  1. TSCI traumatic spinal cord injury, CI confidence interval; Chi square test = 44,000; p < 0.001