Person Rib Count Statistics

The average number of ribs in humans is typically 12 pairs, but can range from 10 to 13 pairs.

Statistic 1

"The first seven sets of ribs, known as "true ribs" are directly connected to the sternum."

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Statistic 2

"The 8th, 9th, and 10th pairs—false ribs—are connected to the sternum indirectly."

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Statistic 3

"The 11th and 12th pairs, called "floating ribs," are not connected to the sternum."

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Statistic 4

"About 1 in 200-500 people have an extra rib known as a cervical rib."

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Statistic 5

"Less than 10% of people have a cervical rib that causes symptoms."

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Statistic 6

"Cervical ribs occur twice as commonly in females than in males."

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Statistic 7

"Ribs account for 12 of the 206 bones in the adult human body."

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Statistic 8

"Fractured ribs account for about 10% of all reported skeletal injuries."

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