The peak occurs in the 16-24 years of age group. Motor vehicle accidents account for 48% of all injuries in this group, followed by falls (21%) and athletic accidents, diving being the most common, accounting for about 14%. Penetrating injuries and industrial accidents comprise the remaining etiological factor. In individuals older than 55 years, falls, often at home, account for the majority of spine injuries.
These injuries occur most commonly in males during the summer months and at weekends. Regional differences also exist, with most penetrating injuries such as gunshot wounds and stabbing occurring in large cities and diving accidents occurring in more rural areas.
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