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Epidemiology and contemporary risk profile of traumatic spinal cord injury in Switzerland

Overview of attention for article published in Injury Epidemiology, November 2015
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Epidemiology and contemporary risk profile of traumatic spinal cord injury in Switzerland
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Injury Epidemiology, November 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40621-015-0061-4
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Jonviea D. Chamberlain, Olivier Deriaz, Margret Hund-Georgiadis, Sonja Meier, Anke Scheel-Sailer, Martin Schubert, Gerold Stucki, Martin WG Brinkhof


Traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) has a high personal and socio-economic impact. Effective public health prevention policies that aim to reduce this burden are reliant on contemporary information of the risk and underlying causes of TSCI. This study contextualizes Swiss annual incidence rates within the European context, and provides detailed estimates by age, gender and etiology towards informing targeted intervention strategies. TSCI cases that occurred in the years 2005 to 2012 were identified as part of the Swiss Spinal Cord Injury (SwiSCI) cohort study through a rehabilitation-based study of local medical files. The crude annual incidence rate (IR) estimate of TSCI for the study period was 18.0 (95 % confidence interval 16.9-19.2) per one million population; standardized to the WHO world population IR was 21.7 (20.3-23.1) population. The injury rate of TSCI in Switzerland was intermediate in comparison to estimates for other European countries, which ranged from around 8.3 in Denmark to 33.6 per million in Greece. Males exhibited consistently higher IRs than females, with a highest IR ratio (IRR) of 3.9 (2.8-5.5) in young adults (aged 16 to 30). Sports and leisure and transport-related injuries were the predominant causes of TSCI in the youngest age group (aged 16 to 30); falls were the predominant cause among the oldest age group (76 years or over). With increasing age, a greater proportion of fall-related TSCIs were due to low-level falls, with more than 80 % of fall-related TSCIs due to low-level falls in the oldest age group. Evidence suggests sports/leisure- and transport-related injuries in young men and falls among the elderly as prime targets for prevention policies and programs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Denmark 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 64 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 16%
Student > Postgraduate 9 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 12%
Student > Master 7 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 9%
Other 16 24%
Unknown 10 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 15%
Neuroscience 5 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 7%
Psychology 3 4%
Other 9 13%
Unknown 14 21%

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