A decade retrospective study of acute head injury in Shenzhen
Chen Jian-Liang, Jian Han-Ping, Xiao Den-Ming, et al. Shenzhen People's Hospital Health board of shenzhen(518020)
Objective To explore the epidemiologic data of traumatic brain injured inpatients material in the last decade in Shenzhen.Methods All the whole city's hospitalized trauma cases within the last decade were sampled 20%, followed by an epidemiologic statistical investigation. Then the data of traumatic brain injured cases were analyzed.Results 350,000 cases were hospitalized in the last decade, the randomized sample is 55241 cases, and among them 10607 were traumatic brain injured. The rate was 19.3% of which 56.9% were caused by traffic accidents. The incidence has an tendency of yearly rising, from 64.13/100000 in 1994 to 105.29/100000 in 2003. The average age is 28.79 years old, the average hospitalization time is 17.54 days along with the average medical fee 10947.76 yuan.Conclusions Among all kinds of wounded, traumatic brain injury is the most serious led by the traffic accidents as the main cause. It is implied that the most important measure to decrease the traumatic brain injury incidence is to have a better management of traffic regulation.