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Table 4 Number of deathsa and age-standardized mortality rates per million person years due to all injuries and TSCI with proportions of TSCI-related age-standardized mortalities, stratified by country

From: Mortality due to traumatic spinal cord injuries in Europe: a cross-sectional and pooled analysis of population-wide data from 22 countries

Country TSCI ALL INJURIES Percent TSCI MR/All injury MRb (95% CI)
Number of deaths Age-standardized rate
(95% CI)
Number of deaths Age-standardized rate
(95% CI)
Austria 60 7.6 (5.8 to 9.8) 3181 392.2 (378.6 to 406.1) 1.9 (1.5 to 2.4)
Belgium 59 5.8 (4.4 to 7.5) 3558 340.5 (329.4 to 351.9) 1.7 (1.3 to 2.1)
Croatia 37 9.2 (6.5 to 12.7) 2033 493.6 (472.3 to 515.6) 1.9 (1.4 to 2.5)
Cyprus 1 1.7 (0.0 to 9.7) 222 309.6 (269.0 to 355.0) 0.6 (0.0 to 2.7)
Czech Republic 97 10.3 (8.4 to 12.6) 3538 360.0 (348.1 to 372.1) 2.9 (2.4 to 3.4)
Denmark 31 5.9 (4.0 to 8.4) 1143 218.7 (206.2 to 231.8) 2.7 (2.0 to 3.6)
Estonia 5 3.8 (1.2 to 9.1) 384 293.5 (264.9 to 324.5) 1.3 (0.5 to 2.8)
Finland 111 21.4 (17.6 to 25.7) 1919 364.1 (348.0 to 380.8) 5.9 (5.0 to 6.8)
Germany 509 5.9 (5.4 to 6.4) 21,229 246.4 (243.1 to 249.8) 2.4 (2.2 to 2.6)
Ireland 14 4.2 (2.2 to 7.1) 592 169.3 (155.6 to 184.0) 2.5 (1.4 to 3.9)
Italy 282 4.4 (3.9 to 5.0) 18,922 301.0 (296.7 to 305.3) 1.5 (1.3 to 1.6)
Latvia 6 2.9 (1.1 to 6.5) 755 367.7 (341.9 to 395.1) 0.8 (0.3 to 1.7)
Lithuania 32 10.6 (7.3 to 15.1) 1242 417.4 (394.4 to 441.3) 2.6 (1.8 to 3.4)
Netherlands 50 3.4 (2.5 to 4.5) 4612 308.7 (299.9 to 317.8) 1.1 (0.8 to 1.4)
Portugal 25 2.4 (1.5 to 3.5) 2635 249.5 (240.0 to 259.2) 1.0 (0.6 to 1.4)
Romania 118 6.4 (5.3 to 7.6) 4987 258.4 (251.2 to 265.7) 2.5 (2.1 to 2.9)
Slovakia 28 6.8 (4.4 to 9.9) 2072 454.0 (434.1 to 474.6) 1.5 (1.0 to 2.1)
Slovenia 20 10.7 (6.5 to 16.7) 793 417.5 (388.9 to 447.9) 2.6 (1.7 to 3.7)
Sweden 75 8.1 (6.4 to 10.1) 2658 285.7 (275.0 to 296.8) 2.8 (2.3 to 3.4)
Switzerland 92 12.9 (10.4 to 15.8) 4058 549.5 (532.7 to 566.8) 2.3 (1.9 to 2.8)
Turkey 35 1.0 (0.7 to 1.4) 11,096 220.5 (215.8 to 225.2) 0.4 (0.3 to 0.6)
United Kingdom 153 2.7 (2.3 to 3.2) 10,653 183.2 (179.8 to 186.8) 1.5 (1.3 to 1.7)
Overallc 1840 6.7 (5.2 to 8.2) 102,282 327.3 (285.6 to 369.0) 2.0 (1.8 to 2.2)
  1. TSCI Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury, CI Confidence Interval
  2. aWe only included those cases where the cause of death has been defined by a specific ICD diagnostic code; cases where the cause was defined as “other and unspecified effects of external causes” or any of the ICD codes of T15-T78 and T80-T88 were excluded
  3. bPercent of age-standardized TSCI related mortality rate out of age-standardized all injury related mortality rate
  4. cPooled age-standardized mortality rates estimated using the random effects model