An estimated 250,000 people are living with a spinal cord injury (SCI). Since 2000, the average age of injury has been 38, with almost 80% of new injuries affecting men. Approximately 7,154 persons with SCI entered the VR service system in 2004. In 2004, 2382 individuals with SCI achieved successful rehabilitation with the support of state vocational rehabilitation agencies.
Smith, Frank A.; Gilmore, Dana Scott; and Butterworth, John, "Data Note: VR Outcomes for People with Spinal Cord Injury" (2006). Data Note Series, Institute for Community Inclusion. 43.