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dc.contributor.authorLagolago, Wen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorTheadom, Aen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorFairbairn Dunlop, Pen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorAmeratunga, Sen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorDowell, Aen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMcPherson, KMen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorTe Ao, Ben_NZ
dc.contributor.authorStarkey, NJen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorFeigin, VLen_NZ
dc.contributor.authoron behalf of the BIONIC Research Groupen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-30T02:35:22Z
dc.date.available2015-07-30T02:35:22Z
dc.date.copyright2015en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationNew Zealand Medical Journal, vol.128(1412), pp.29 - 38en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1175-8716en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/8999
dc.description.abstractAims Previous research has suggested there are ethnic disparities in the incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study aimed to: identify the incidence of TBI for Pacific people; describe the injury profile in this population; and determine if there were disparities in healthcare service use. Methods All TBI cases that occurred within a 1-year period in the Hamilton and Waikato regions of New Zealand were identified using multiple case ascertainment methods as part of a population-based incidence study. Demographic and injury data from people who self-identified as a Pacific person (N=76) were extracted and compared to New Zealand (NZ) Europeans (N=794). Differences in injury severity, mechanism of injury and acute healthcare service use were explored between the two ethnic groups. Results The total crude incidence of TBI in Pacific people was 1242 cases per 100,000 person-years, significantly higher than NZ Europeans (842 per 100,000). Peaks in incidence for Pacific people and NZ Europeans were observed between 0–4 and 15–24 years of age, with males at greater risk of injury than females. There were no statistically significant differences in TBI severity, mechanism of injury and acute healthcare use between the two groups. Conclusion Pacific people are at a significantly higher risk of experiencing a TBI than NZ Europeans and targeted prevention efforts are needed.
dc.publisherNew Zealand Medical Association (NZMA)
dc.relation.urihttp://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/read-the-journal/all-issues/2010-2019/2015/vol128-no-1412-17-apr-2015/6497
dc.rightsCopyright © New Zealand Medical Association, 2015. All Rights Reserved. Authors retain the right to place his/her publication version of the work on a personal website or institutional repository for non commercial purposes. The definitive version was published in (see Citation). The original publication is available at (see Publisher’s Version).
dc.titleTraumatic brain injury within Pacific people of New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
aut.relation.endpage38
aut.relation.issue1412en_NZ
aut.relation.startpage29
aut.relation.volume128en_NZ
pubs.elements-id182467


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