7 Interesting Facts and Figures about TBI (Traumatic Brain Injuries)

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a blow to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.

Here are a few interesting facts and figures about traumatic brain injuries:

1 - In 2014, there were approximately 2.5 million TBI-related ED visits in the U.S., including over 812,000 among children.

2 - In 2014, there were 56,800 TBI-related deaths in the US, including 2,529 deaths among children.

3 - Approximately 5.3 million people live with a disability caused by TBI in the U.S. alone.

4 - Annual direct and indirect TBI costs are estimated at $48-56 billion.

5 - In 2014, there were approximately 288,000 TBI-related hospitalizations in the U.S., including over 23,000 among children.

6 - Males represent 78.8 percent of all reported TBI accidents and females represent 21.2 percent.

7 - Falls and motor vehicle crashes were the first and second leading causes of all TBI-related hospitalizations (52% and 20%, respectively).

Interesting TBI Facts & Figures

Sources:

https://www.aans.org/en/Patients/Neurosurgical-Conditions-and-Treatments/Traumatic-Brain-Injury

https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/data/tbi-ed-visits.html

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