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Spinal Cord Injury Life Expectancy Information

The following information was sourced from www.lifeexpectancy.org. This research group specializes in life expectancy calculations based on standard actuarial and biostatistical procedures. They apply these scientific methods to data on those who have suffered spinal cord (SCI) ) injuries. They have published extensively on life expectancy, and consulted on life expectancy in Canada, England, Australia and the United States.

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  • Shavelle RM, DeVivo MJ, Strauss DJ, Paculdo DR, Lammertse DP, Day SM (2006). Long-term survival of persons ventilator dependent after spinal cord injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 29:511-519.

  • Strauss DJ, DeVivo MJ, Paculdo DR, Shavelle RM (2006). Trends in life expectancy after spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87:1079-1085.

  • Strauss DJ, DeVivo M, Shavelle RM (2000). Long-term mortality risk after spinal cord injury. Journal of Insurance Medicine, 32:11-16.

  • Bush RL, Strauss DJ, DeVivo JM, Shavelle RM (1999). Life expectancy of persons with Spinal Cord Injury. Technical Report no. 265, Statistics Department, University of California, Riverside.

  • DeVivo MJ, Krause JS, Lammertse DP (1999). Recent trends in mortality and causes of death among persons with spinal cord injury. Arhives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 80:1411-1419.

  • Coll JR, Frankel HL, Charlifue SW, Whiteneck GG (1998). Evaluating neurological group homogeneity in assessing the mortality risk for people with spinal cord injuries. Spinal Cord, 36:275-279.

  • Frankel HL et al. (1998). Long-term survival in spinal cord injury: A fifty year investigation. Spinal Cord, 36: 266-274.

  • Yeo JD, Walsh J, Rutkowski S, Soden R, Craven M, Middleton J (1998). Mortality following spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 36:329-336.

  • DeVivo MJ, Stover SL (1995). Long-term survival and causes of death. In: SL Stover, JA DeLisa, GG Whiteneck (Eds.), Spinal cord injury, pp.289-316. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen. [The PDF link is to selected pages only. For the full chapter: click here.]

  • DeVivo MJ, Ivie SC (1995). Life expectancy of ventilator-dependent persons with spinal cord injuries. Chest, 108:226-232.

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