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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: The epidemiology of traumatic cervical spine fractures: a prospective population study from Norway

   N (%)
All   319 (100)
Sex Female 102 (32.0)
Male 217 (68.0)
Age group 0-15 7 (2.2)
16-30 49 (15.4)
31-45 56 (17.6)
46-60 65 (20.4)
61-75 64 (20.1)
76-90 65 (20.4)
91-105 13 (4.1)
Ankylosing spondylitis Yes 15 (4.7)
Number of levels injured 1 237 (74.3)
2 68 (21.3)
3 10 (3.1)
4 3 (0.9)
5 1 (0.3)
C0–C7 fx Total 420 (100)
C0–C2 fx C0 22 (5.2)
C1 27 (6.4)
C2 + C2/3 98 (23.3)
C3–C7 fx C3 + C3/4 25 (6.0)
C4 + C4/5 39 (9.3)
C5 + C5/6 61 (14.5)
C6 + C6/7 89 (21.2)
C7 + C7/Th1 59 (14.0)
Neurological status at the time of diagnosis Normal 252 (79.0)
Root injury 15 (4.7)
Incomplete SCI 27 (8.5)
Complete SCI 6 (1.9)
Unknown 19 (6.0)
HISS No head injury 34 (10.7)
  Minimal 181 (56.7)
  Mild 69 (21.6)
  Moderate 13 (4.1)
  Severe 22 (6.9)