The epidemiology of hospital-referred head injury in northern Norway.

  title={The epidemiology of hospital-referred head injury in northern Norway.},
  author={Tor Ingebrigtsen and Kjeld H yer Mortensen and Bertil Romner},
  volume={17 3},
This retrospective population-based survey describes the epidemiology of head injury in a defined population in Northern Norway. It includes all 247 patients with head injury referred to the University Hospital of Tromsø, Norway, during 1993. Head injury was defined as physical damage to the brain or skull caused by external force. The annual incidence rate of hospital-referred head injury was 229/100,000 population with a male preponderance of 1.7:1.0. The cause was a fall in 62%, road traffic… CONTINUE READING

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