SCI Health Issues
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.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
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
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.