A demographic profile of new traumatic spinal cord injuries: change and stability over 30 years.

OBJECTIVE To evaluate epidemiologic trends in new spinal cord injuries (SCIs) in the United States over 3 decades. DESIGN Consecutive case series. SETTING Model Spinal Cord Injury Systems (MSCIS) facilities. PARTICIPANTS Persons (N=30,532) admitted to MSCIS facilities within 365 days of injury between 1973 and 2003, and enrolled in the National Spinal… CONTINUE READING