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STATISTICS

 

Did you know that for every hour of every day, another person is spinal cord injured?

According to the National SCI Statistical Center (NSCISC):

  

 

General Statistics

•12,000 new traumatic spinal cord injuries each year in the USA.

 

 •Approximately 80.7% occur in men,in the USA.

 •Approximately 238,000 to 332,000 people in the USA living with chronic SCI, caused by a trauma

 •Average age at the time of injury is 42.6 years old.

 

 

Causes

 

 

 

   

 

Types of injuries

 

 

   

Lifetime costs

 

 

 

 

 

Life Expectancy

 

 


 

 

 For more statistics on SCI see:  SCI Facts and Figures at a Glance  from NSCISC, or contact: 

The National SCI Statistical Center

1717 6th Avenue South, Room 515
Birmingham, AL 35233-7330
E-MAIL: NSCISC@uab.edu
PHONE: 205-934-3320; TDD: 205-934-4642
FAX: 205-934-2709

(Statistics listed above are as of February, 2013)

 
 
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