Incidence of traumatic brain injury in New Zealand: a population-based study.

@article{Feigin2013IncidenceOT,
  title={Incidence of traumatic brain injury in New Zealand: a population-based study.},
  author={Valery L. Feigin and Alice Theadom and Suzanne Lyn Barker-Collo and Nicola J Starkey and Kathryn M McPherson and Michael Kahan and Anthony Dowell and Paul Joseph Brown and Varsha Parag and Robert Kydd and Kelly M Jones and Amy A Jones and Shanthi Ameratunga},
  journal={The Lancet. Neurology},
  year={2013},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={53-64}
}
BACKGROUND Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of long-term disability in children and young adults worldwide. However, accurate information about its incidence does not exist. We aimed to estimate the burden of TBI in rural and urban populations in New Zealand across all ages and TBI severities. METHODS We did a population-based incidence study in an urban (Hamilton) and rural (Waikato District) population in New Zealand. We registered all cases of TBI (admitted to hospital or… CONTINUE READING
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