Life expectancy for post-24 hour spinal cord injury survivors 2018

This statistic shows the life expectancy for spinal cord injuries in the U.S. for those who survive the first 24 hours after the injury, as of 2018. The life expectancy for a person aged 20 years who suffers a high tetraplegia spinal injury and survives the first 24 hours is around 34 years.

Life expectancy for spinal cord injuries in the U.S. for people who survive the first 24 hours as of 2018, by age of injury and severity

20 years of age40 years of age60 years of age
No spinal cord injury60.641.724.1
Motor functional at any level AIS D52.63519.3
Paraplegia AIS ABC45.529.615.9
Low tetraplegia (C5-C8) AIS ABC40.124.813.1
High tetraplegia (C1-C4) AIS ABC33.720.811.1
Ventilator dependent any level11.28.83.7
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

As of 2018

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