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71% men - 52% of initial rehabilitation patients were paraplegics, and 48% tetraplegics. 71% of new spinal cord injuries occurred in men. In 41% of these cases, an accident led to the spinal cord injury, with falls (43%), traffic accidents (34%) and sport (13%) being the most common causes.
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19.4 million Swiss francs - The Benefactors' Association has paid 3.9 million Swiss francs to members who have recently been in accidents. In addition, the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation has approved over 1,000 requests for direct aid, paying out 15.5 million Swiss francs in aid payments. 28% of all membership fees were used for this purpose.