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Did you know that for every hour of every day, another person is spinal cord injured?
According to the National SCI Statistical Center (NSCISC):
•12,500 new traumatic spinal cord injuries each year in the USA.
•Approximately 79% occur in men,in the USA.
•Approximately 240,000 to 337,000 people in the USA living with chronic SCI, caused by a trauma
•Average age at the time of injury is 42 years old.
Types of injuries
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
PHONE: 205-934-3320; TDD: 205-934-4642
(Statistics listed above are as of February, 2013)