Age at Injury

SCI most commonly occurs among persons between the ages of 14 to 30 years. Although the majority of injuries still occur in this age group, since 2000 there has been an increase in the proportion of those injured in the 31 to 45, 46 to 60 and over 60 age groups. Prior to 2000, persons older than 60 years of age at injury comprised 16.5% of SCI admissions at the RSCICDV. Since 2000, this number has increased to 24.5% for the period of 2000 to 2005 and 26.1% for the period of 2006 to 2010. This trend may be partially explained by the increase in the median age of the general population within our catchment area from 32.9 years in 1990 to 37.6 years in 2004.

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