Hospital discharge data collected from all acute care hospitals in Maryland were used to examine severity-specific rates of hospitalized head injuries in 1986. Findings indicate that males are at twice the risk of females for hospitalization for head injury; whites and nonwhites are at similar risk. Evidence that the rate of hospitalization for head injury may be increasing underscores the importance of head injury as a major public health problem in Maryland.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Maryland medical journal (Baltimore, Md. : 1985)|
|State||Published - Sep 1 1989|
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