Spinal Cord Injury Facts and Figures at a Glance

This data sheet is a quick reference on demographics, health care expenses, and historical life expectancy for people with spinal cord injuries in the United States.

Some of the key points from this fact sheet:

  • Males are by far more likely to have spinal cord injuries than females; about 78% of the new spinal cord injury cases since 2015 were suffered by males.
  • Fewer than 1% of people with spinal cord injuries have complete neurological recovery by the time they are discharged from the hospital.
  • About 30% of people with spinal cord injuries are re-hospitalized one or more times during any given year following their initial injury.

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NSCISC SCI Facts and Figures 2021

The source of this data sheet is the National Spinal Cord Injury Database, which gathers data from spinal cord injury centers across the country and is estimated to cover about 6% of the new spinal cord injury cases in the United States