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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):



General Statistics

•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




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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
PHONE: 205-934-3320; TDD: 205-934-4642
FAX: 205-934-2709

(Statistics listed above are as of February, 2013)

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