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Spinal Cord Injuries


  • NSCISC National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center
    NSCISC supports and directs the collection, management and analysis of the world's largest and longest spinal cord injury research database.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Facts and Figures at a Glance

    • There are an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 spinal cord injuries every year in the United States.
    • A quarter of a million Americans are currently living with spinal cord injuries.
    • The cost of managing the care of spinal cord injury patients approaches $4 billion each year.
    • 38.5 percent of all spinal cord injuries happen during car accidents. Almost a quarter, 24.5 percent, are the result of injuries relating to violent encounters, often involving guns and knifes. The rest are due to sporting accidents, falls, and work-related accidents.
    • 55 percent of spinal cord injury victims are between 16 and 30 years old.
    • More than 80 percent of spinal cord injury patients are men

      Source: Facts and Figures at a Glance, May 2001. National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center.

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