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How many people in the US are paralyzed?


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July 08, 2008 7:53PM

Spinal Cord Injury in America

250,000 Americans are spinal cord injured.

52% of spinal cord injured individuals are considered paraplegic and 47% quadriplegic.

Approximately 11,000 new injuries occur each year.

82% are male.

56% of injuries occur between the ages of 16 and 30.

The average age of spinal cord injured person is 31.

SCI injuries are most commonly caused by:

Vehicular accidents 37%

Violence 28%

Falls 21%

Sports-related 6%

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