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Table 2 Patient characteristics

From: Incidence of traumatic cervical spine fractures in the Norwegian population: a national registry study

   Number of patients
2009 2010 2011 2012 Total
Age group (years) 0-14 22 24 18 18 82
15-29 117 143 138 129 527
30-44 127 140 142 123 532
45-59 159 205 145 188 697
60-74 153 166 166 180 665
75-89 152 120 149 174 595
≥90 24 36 42 48 150
Total all ages (male) 754 (518) 834 (570) 800 (565) 860 (585) 3 248 (2 238)
Injury type Cervical spine fractures 687 754 732 790 2963
Severe non-fracture cervical spine injuries 67 80 68 70 285
Cervical spinal cord injuries   100 106 110 98 414
Treatment Open surgery 140 146 160 153 599
External fixation with halo vest only 12 8 5 4 29
No open surgery or halo vest 602 680 635 703 2 620