How does the incidence of pressure injuries (pressure ulcers) vary by sex?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Most younger individuals suffering from pressure injuries are males. The higher incidence in males reflects the greater number of men suffering traumatic SCIs. In the older population, most patients with pressure injuries are women, as a consequence of their survival advantage over men.


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