How many people have SCI? Who are they?

Published: June 14, 2004
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Approximately 450,000 people live with SCI in the US. There are about 8,000 new SCIs every year; the majority of them (82%) involve males between the ages of 16-30.

These injuries result from motor vehicle accidents (42%), violence (24%), or falls (22%). Quadriplegia is slightly more common than paraplegia.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association Resource Center