Table 1

Prevalence, type, location, time of onset (hours), and severity (visual analogue scale) of symptoms registered during the initial assessment of 43 collision victims

TypePrevalence (total n = 43)LocationTime of onset in hours (range)Severity VAS (range)
VAS, visual analogue scale.
Pain81% (n = 35)60% neck, 29% head, 4% shoulder, 6% others1.1 (0 to 12)4.5 (1 to 8.5)
Stiffness46% (n = 20)90% neck, 15% shoulder, 10% others3.0 (0 to 24)4.8 (3.1 to 6.7)
Restriction of neck motion44% (n = 19)100% neck, 10% shoulder1.5 (0 to 12)4.0 (0.5 to 7)
Vertigo18% (n = 8)2.4 (0 to 12)4.7 (2 to 9.2)
Nausea11% (n = 5)7.6 (0 to 24)5.3 (3.9 to 9.2)
Dysphagia2.3% (n = 1)123.5
Visual disturbance4.6% (n = 2)6 (0 to 12)4.8 (4 to 5.5)
Auditory disturbance0