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7 Really Interesting Spinal Cord Injury Statistics

In honor of the second annual National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness month, here are seven interesting spinal cord injury statistics worth knowing:

  • There are approximately 285,000 people in the U.S. living with spinal cord injury in 2017
  • The average age at injury has increased from 29 years during the 1970s to 42 years currently
  • There are 17,500 new SCI cases on average in the U.S. each year
  • Males account for about 81% of new spinal cord injury cases
  • About 30% of people with spinal cord injury are re-hospitalized one or more times during any given year following injury
  • Spinal cord injury costs roughly $40.5 billion annually
  • Vehicle crashes are currently the leading cause of spinal cord injury (38.4%), followed by falls, and acts of violence
    Source: The United Spinal Association

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