Average yearly expenses of having spinal cord injuries in the U.S. 2018

This statistic displays the estimated yearly expenses for U.S. patients suffering from a spinal cord injury, by severity as of 2018. For the first year of suffering from paraplegia in the United States, average yearly expenses total over 550 thousand U.S. dollars. There are approximately 17,730 new cases of spinal cord injuries in the United States every year.

Average yearly expenses for U.S. patients suffering from spinal cord injury as of 2018 (in U.S. dollars)*

First yearEach subsequent year
High tetraplegia (C1-C4) AIS ABC1,129,302196,107
Low tetraplegia (C5-C8) AIS ABC816,019120,303
Paraplegia AIS ABC550,38172,909
Motor functional at any level AIS D368,56244,766
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

As of 2018

Supplementary notes

* In 2018 dollars.

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