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Posted: September 7, 2015 at 9:42 pm

12,500 Approximate number of new spinal cord injury cases in the U.S. each year.

276,000 Estimated number of people in the U.S. living with spinal cord injury in 2014.

$4,724,181 Estimated total lifetime medical costs for someone who suffered the most severe type of SCI injury at age 25.

$2,596,329 The estimated total lifetime medical costs for someone who suffered the most severe type of SCI injury at age 50.

30 Percentage of SCI injuries caused by vehicle crashes, the leading cause of SCI crashes since 2010.

11 Average number of days in acute care treatment centers for people who suffered SCI.

36 Average number of days in rehabilitation for SCI injury patients.

42 Average age of injury for people with SCI in the U.S.

80 Percentage of people with SCI who are male.

23 The disproportionate percentage of SCI injuries that occur among black people, who only make up 12 percent of the general population.

Source: National SCI Statistical Center

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