High incidence of traumatic spinal cord injury in Estonia

Spinal Cord, 05/14/2012

Compared to recent studies from Europe, where the incidence of traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) is between 15 and 30 per million population, the incidence of TSCI in Estonia is among the highest. The rates are significantly higher in men compared with women and especially among the youngest men. The leading cause of TSCI is falls. A significant proportion of injuries are related to alcohol consumption before trauma in Estonia.

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