GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Spinal Cord Injury Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"The incidence of suicidality is 3-5 times higher in individuals with spinal cord injury compared to the general population."

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"The most common non-traumatic cause of spinal cord injury is disease (cancer, infections)."

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"About one-third of individuals with spinal cord injuries have a complete injury, meaning no sensation or movement below the level of the injury."

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"Approximately 17,810 new spinal cord injury (SCI) cases occur each year in the United States."

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"Men account for about 78% of new spinal cord injury cases."

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"Roughly 30% of people hospitalized with SCI are re-hospitalized one or more times during any given year following injury."

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"Neurological recovery is most rapid during the first 6 months post-injury but can continue up to 1-2 years."

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"The average age at the time of spinal cord injury is 43 years."

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"People with SCI are at a higher risk for pressure injuries (ulcers), with a prevalence rate of up to 80%."

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"About 50-70% of SCI cases result in chronic pain."

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"The incidence rate of SCI globally is estimated to be between 250,000 and 500,000 cases per year."

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"Life expectancy for those with SCI is considerably lower than for those without, decreasing further with the severity of the injury."

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"Respiratory issues are a leading cause of death for those with spinal cord injury."

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"Incomplete tetraplegia is the most frequent neurological category at 47.6% of reported SCIs."

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"The rate of deadly complications in SCI patients is highest within the first year after injury."

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"The unemployment rate for people with spinal cord injury is approximately 60%."

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"Secondary conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur frequently in individuals with SCI, affecting up to 80% of patients."

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"The majority of spinal cord injuries are caused by vehicle accidents (38%), followed by falls (32%)."

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"Spinal cord injuries are more common in the cervical and thoracic regions than in the lumbar region of the spine."

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"The lifetime costs of spinal cord injuries can range from $1.2 million to $5 million, depending on the severity of the injury and age at the time of injury."

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