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Spinal Cord Injury

United States Statistics


  • Approximately 250,000 Americans have spinal cord injuries
  • Approximately 11,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the USA each year
  • Approximately one half of all spinal cord injuries in the USA result in quadriplegia
  • The average age of individuals with spinal cord injury is 31
  • Spinal cord injuries are most commonly causes by:

                        Vehicular accidents                 35-40%

                        Violence                                    25-30%

                        Falls                                           20-25%

                        Sports-related activities            5-10%

                        Other                                            5-10%

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