Survival from spinal cord injury

Chap T. Le, Mary Price

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Mean survival of 110.5 months (9 yr, 2.5 months) for spinal cord-injured persons who died between 1963 to 1976 compares favorably with the figure of 52.8 months (4yr, 4.8 months) calculated in 1955 by Dietrick and Russi [1]. If suicides were not considered, the mean longevity for the deceased patients would be 126 months (10 yr, 6 months). The leading causes of death were related to the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, suicide and the urinary tract.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-492
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chronic Diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1982

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*This study was supported in part by the University of Minnesota Training Center. RT-2. under Rehabilitation Services Administration


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