2.0% of girls between the ages of 8 and 18 are affected by scoliosis. 0.5% of boys between those ages are affected by scoliosis. Together that means that 2.5% of children Between 8 and 18 years of age are affected by scoliosis. 5 out of every two hundred people, and about 17 500 000 out of the whole world. In percentages it seems really small, but when you look at the grand scheme of things, you realize that lots of people have it. Some people may only have very minor curves while others look realy funky.I know I'm not the only one, but sometimes it feels like it. I have surgery in 16 day but it still feels like a bad dream that I'm just about to wake up from. It just started feeling real last night, but I'm still hoping that I'll just wake up. I wish I could.