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Slipping on ice and snow--elderly women and young men are typical victims.
Slipping on ice or snow during winter caused 3.5 injuries per 1000 inhabitants per year in the Umeå health district; the injury rate was highest among the elderly. Most injured were elderly women,Expand
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Traumatic brain injuries in a well-defined population: epidemiological aspects and severity.
The aim was to describe epidemiological and medical aspects of 449 cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a well-defined geographical area with a population of 137,000 inhabitants. An episode ofExpand
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Drowning deaths in Sweden with emphasis on the presence of alcohol and drugs – a retrospective study, 1992–2009
BackgroundDrowning deaths constitute a significant proportion of unnatural deaths globally. In Sweden and other high-income countries, drowning deaths have decreased. This study investigates theExpand
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Ladder injuries: Mechanisms, injuries and consequences
Hospital-based data from northern Sweden indicates that there were 114 ladder accidents during 1 year and, of these, one third happened during working hours. The majority of injured were men (81%),Expand
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One-year follow-up of mild traumatic brain injury: post-concussion symptoms, disabilities and life satisfaction in relation to serum levels of S-100B and neurone-specific enolase in acute phase.
OBJECTIVE To investigate, in patients with mild traumatic brain injury, serum concentrations of S-100B and neurone-specific enolase in acute phase and post-concussion symptoms, disabilities and lifeExpand
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Fracture mechanisms and fracture pattern in men and women aged 50 years and older: a study of a 12-year population-based injury register, Umeå, Sweden
SummaryIn a study of a 12-year population-based injury register, Umeå, Sweden, we analyzed the fracture mechanisms and fracture pattern in men and women 50 years and older. Low-energy trauma wasExpand
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Alcohol and drugs in fatally and non-fatally injured motor vehicle drivers in northern Sweden.
Alcohol and drugs are important risk factors for traffic injuries, a major health problem worldwide. This prospective study investigated the epidemiology and the presence of alcohol and drugs inExpand
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Bicycle injury events among older adults in Northern Sweden: a 10-year population based study.
Bicycles are a common mode of transportation and injured bicyclists cause a substantial burden on the medical sector. In Sweden, about half of fatally injured bicyclists are 65 years or older. ThisExpand
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Road characteristics and bicycle accidents
In Umeá, Sweden, defects in the physical road surface contributed to nearly half of the single bicycle accidents. The total social cost of these injuries to people amount to at least SEK 20 millionExpand
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Car structural characteristics of fatal frontal crashes in Sweden
Abstract This paper provides results from in-depth real world crash investigations of fatal frontal crashes with belted occupants. A new method has been used regarding data collection of vehicleExpand
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