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Currently, there are 128,040 people affected by paraplegia in the United States.
Paraplegia in the United States
- Paraplegia is caused by spinal cord injury and can be broken down into two distinct categories: complete paraplegia and incomplete paraplegia.
- There are 128,040 people currently affected by paraplegia in the United States.
- 78% of those affected by paraplegia are males.
- The number of people who have a spinal cord injury in the United States is approximately 291,000.
- The average age of a person affected by paraplegia in the United States is 27 years.
- Paraplegics in the United States are generally independent and participate in society, normally.
- When a person's spinal cord injury leads to complete loss of function below the waist, it can be classified as complete paraplegia.
- Complete paraplegia accounts for 22.9% of spinal cord injuries.
- When a person's spinal cord injury leads to a partial loss of function below the waist, it can be classified as incomplete paraplegia.
- Incomplete paraplegia accounts for 21.5% of spinal cord injuries.
Your Research team applied the following Strategy:
- A report by the National SCI Statistical Center reveals that there are 291,000 people in the United States currently affected by a spinal cord injury.
- Another report from Traumatic Brain Injury states that 21.5% of spinal cord injuries are reported to be incomplete paraplegia and 22.9% as complete paraplegia.
- 22.9% + 21.5% = 44%
Therefore, 44% of spinal cord injury cases reported in the United States result in the diagnosis of either complete or incomplete paraplegia.
- 44% of 291,000 = 128,040
Therefore, there are 128,040 people with spinal cord injuries affected by either complete or incomplete paraplegia.