Table 3 Trends of morbidities other than pain with respect to duration and level of injury

From: Paraplegia: a postal survey of morbidity trends in India

Level of lesion Duration since injury (years) a Morbidity b
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R Pr Po S F
Not mentioned 0 9 11 6 2 1 3 4 1 1 1 1 1 9 9 18 2
Upper thoracic (T1–T6) 0 4 6 6 6 3 1 4 2 2 3 2 5 14 5 21 2
Lower thoracic (T6–T9) 0 8 2 3 3 3 2 2 3 1 2 2 1 15 1 13 3
Lumbar (below T9) 3 36 22 27 18 11 11 19 6 2 6 5 9 40 13 54 9
  1. aDuration since injury categories: 0, not mentioned; 1, 1-<6 months; 2, 7-<12 months; 3, 1-<2 years; 4, 2-<3 years; 5, 3-<4 years; 6, 4-<5 years; 7, 5-<10 years; 8, 10-<15 years; 9, 15-<20 years; 10, 20-<25 years; and 11, >25 years
  2. bMorbidity: R, respiratory; Pr, pressure sore; Po, Postural hypotension; S, spasticity; and F, fracture