Recent trends in mortality and causes of death among persons with spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Recent trends in mortality and causes of death among persons with spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J37950.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1999, vol. 80, issue 11, pp 1411-1419
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study identifying and quantifying trends in mortality and causes of death among persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). Data were collected for a cohort of 28,239 consecutive persons admitted to a model SCI system or a Shriner's Hospital within 1 year of injury. Findings suggest that mortality rates after the first anniversary of injury decreased from 1973 to 1992 but increased from 1993 to 1998 relative to the previous 5-year period. Respiratory disease was the only cause of death for which the relative odds increased significantly during the latest time period.
Author(s):
DeVivo, M. J.; Krause, J. S.; Lammertse, D. P.
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