Asked in Back Neck and Spine
How many people in the US are paralyzed?
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%