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Table 11 International comparisons of injury population – based rates of major trauma

From: A review of injury epidemiology in the UK and Europe: some methodological considerations in constructing rates

Author and
date
Population size (million) Place/time period Adjust. for age Inclusion of pre-hospital deaths Description of the numerator Rate
(100,000 per year)
Walsh et al.
1996 [50]
0.05* Newcastle upon Tyne, UK/1990 N Y Injuries ISS>8 430
Petridou et al.2005 [74] 0.001** Velestino, Greece/1994–1995 N Y Injuries ISS>4 6300
Gorman et al.
1995 [64]
3.2 Mersey Region and North Wales, UK/1989–1990 N N Blunt injuries ISS>15 19.0
McNicholl & Cooke 1995 [63] 1.5 Northern Ireland/1990–1991 N N Injuries ISS>15 23.2
Di Bartolomeo et al.
2004 [78]
1.2 Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy/1998–1999 N Y Injuries ISS>15 52.2
Demetriades et al.
1998 [92]
9.4 Los Angeles, USA/1996 Y Y All trauma cases in the registry 151.0
Potenza et al. 2004 [91] 2.6 San Diego, USA/1987–1997 Y Y All trauma cases in the registry 195.0
Karmali et al. 2005 [93] > 1*** Calgary, Canada/1999–2002 N Y Injuries ISS>12 71.5
Cameron et al. 1995 [101] 4.2 Victoria, Australia/1992–1993 N N Injuries ISS>15 25.6
  1. *children <16 y; **children<14 y;*** adults ≥ 16 y