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What are the leading causes of SCI?


Motor vehicle crashes rank 1st at 38.5% followed by acts of violence at 24.5%; falls at 21.8%; sports at 7.2% and all others at 7.9%.

These figures are for all injuries reported to the National Database since 1990. The percentage of cases due to acts of violence and falls have increased steadily since 1973.

The percentage of cases due to motor vehicle crashes and sports has been falling.

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