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Spinal cord injury

Spinal cord injury: Related Medical Incidence Statistics

  • Almost 200,000 people disability caused by a spinal cord injury in the US (Berkowitz, Spinal Cord Injury: An analysis of medical and social costs, CDC, 1998)
  • About 11,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year in the US (CDC)
  • In people under 65, motor vehicle accidents are the primary cause of spinal cord injuries in the US (CDC)
  • In people over 65, falls are the primary cause of spinal cord injuries in the US (CDC)
  • 18% of spinal cord injuries are caused by sports and recreation in the US (Berkowitz, Spinal Cord Injury: An analysis of medical and social costs, CDC, 1998)
  • More than 50% of people who suffer a spinal cord injury are 15 to 29 years old in the US (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC)

Spinal cord injury: Related Cost Statistics

  • Spinal cord injuries cost about $9.7 billion annually in the US (Berkowitz, Spinal Cord Injury: An analysis of medical and social costs, CDC, 1998)
  • Treatment of pressure sores related to spinal cord injuries cost $1.2 billion annually in the US (Byrne and Salzberg, Spinal Cord, CDC, 1996)

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