Spinal Cord Injury Statistics

Andrew Skinner February 9, 2021 News, Noteworthy, SCI

Did you know that statistics tell us that every hour of every day, another person is spinal cord injured?

According to the 2020 SCI Data Sheet from the National SCI Statistical Center (NSCISC):

General Statistics

  • Approximately 17,810 new spinal cord injuries each year in the USA.
  • Males account for about 78% of new SCI cases.
  • Approximately 294,000 people with SCI live in the United States with a range of 250,000 to 368,000 persons.
  • Average age at the time of injury is 43 years old currently.
  • Lengths of stay in the hospital acute care unit have declined to 11 days currently.
  • Lengths of stay in rehabilitation have declined to 31 days currently.

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