Year: 1989 Source: Archives of Internal Medicine, v.149, no.8, (Aug. 1989), p.1761-1766 SIEC No: 19900195

An epidemiologic study of 5131 patients sustaining spinal cord injuries from 1973-80 was conducted to determine & characterize leading causes of death in this group. Overall, the leading cause of death was pneumonia, followed by other subsequent unintentional injuries & suicides. (27 ref)