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Research Article

Epidemiology of Spinal Cord Injuries and Risk Factors for Complete Injuries in Guangdong, China: A Retrospective Study

  • Rui Yang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Rui Yang, Lan Guo

    Affiliation: Department of Orthopedics, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Lan Guo equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Rui Yang, Lan Guo

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Peng Wang,

    Affiliation: Department of Orthopedics, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Lin Huang,

    Affiliation: Department of Orthopedics, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Yong Tang,

    Affiliation: Department of Orthopedics, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Wenhao Wang,

    Affiliation: Department of Orthopedics, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Keng Chen,

    Affiliation: Department of Orthopedics, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Jichao Ye,

    Affiliation: Department of Orthopedics, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Ciyong Lu,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Yanfeng Wu mail,

    wuyanfengcn@126.com (YFW); shenh.y.@163.com (HYS)

    Affiliation: Biotherapy Centre, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Huiyong Shen mail

    wuyanfengcn@126.com (YFW); shenh.y.@163.com (HYS)

    Affiliation: Department of Orthopedics, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Published: January 28, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084733

About the Authors

Rui Yang, Peng Wang, Lin Huang, Yong Tang, Wenhao Wang, Keng Chen, Jichao Ye, Huiyong Shen
Department of Orthopedics, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China
Yanfeng Wu
Biotherapy Centre, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China
Lan Guo, Ciyong Lu
Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RY LG HYS YFW. Performed the experiments: RY LG HYS YFW PW LH YT WHW KC JCY CYL. Analyzed the data: RY LG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RY LG. Wrote the paper: RY LG. Conceived the study, participated in its design and helped to draft the manuscript: RY LG. Participated in article revision and academic counseling: PW LH YT WHW KC JCY CL YFW HYS. Read and approved the final manuscript: RY LG PW LH YT WHW KC JCY CL YFW HYS.