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Am J Public Health. 1986 November; 76(11): 1345–1347.
PMCID: PMC1646731

The relationship of family income to the incidence, external causes, and outcomes of serious brain injury, San Diego County, California.


Among residents of San Diego County, California the incidence and external causes of serious brain injury were related to the median family income of the census tract of residency. Low income tracts had high incidence rates--a finding not changed by adjustment for age and race/ethnicity. For those injured, the type of emergency transport, time from injury to treatment, and outcome of treatment were not related to the median income of the census tract of residency.

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