Short Tilte:Impact of minority status following traumatic spinal cord injury
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):02, 17, 3, 187-194
Study examined the demographic characteristics, incidence rates, and functional outcomes of minority patients with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). Information was collected on admission to and discharge from acute care and inpatient rehabilitation units. Analysis of the data indicated that violence is the leading single cause of SCI in minority patients. Minorities who sustain a violence-related SCI were more likely to be young, single, unemployed males, with less than a high school education, residing in an urban area.