Quick Facts on Spinal
are approximately 35,000 Canadians with spinal cord injuries.
50% of permanent spinal cord injuries result in quadriplegia and 50%
result in paraplegia.
- 80% of
people who sustain a spinal cord injury are between the ages of 18 and
times as many men than women sustain spinal cord injuries.
- Car and
other motor vehicle collisions account for 40% of spinal cord injuries.
who sustain a spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia have the same
life expectancy rates as the general public.
with spinal cord injuries have the same marriage and divorce rates as
that of the general population.
advances in medical technology and maternity medical care, men and women
with spinal cord injuries are able to have children.
with a spinal cord injury with post secondary education are more than
twice as likely to be employed as those without.
- 45% of
individuals with a spinal cord injury who returned to employment required
in the United States following legislation requiring accessibility modifications,
found the average cost of modifications for an individual business was
less than $500.
- One of
the largest challenges faced by people with spinal cord injuries is
attitudes of others.