Continuing from A Closer Look at Traumatic Brain Injury (Part 1), the following presents some additional facts and information regarding traumatic brain injuries. While Part 1 of this blog focused on the causes and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries, here in Part 2, we will take a closer look at traumatic brain injury statistics to elucidate how common these types of injuries are.
Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics
The following traumatic brain injuries statistics have been compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Brain Trauma Foundation and other research-based organizations:
- More than 1.7 million new cases of traumatic brain injuries occur in the U.S. each year.
- Nearly 1 in every 3 injury-related deaths that take place in the U.S. involve a traumatic brain injury.
- Mild traumatic brain injuries – like concussions – make up approximately 3 in every 4 cases of TBI.
- Individuals who are most likely to sustain traumatic brain injuries include children younger than 4 years old, teenagers between 15 and 19 years old and adults older than 65 years old.
- At any age, males reportedly have a higher rate of traumatic brain injuries than females.
- While the primary cause of TBIs in the U.S. is falls (with more than 35 percent of all traumatic brain injuries being caused by falls), the second leading cause of TBIs is traffic accidents (with more than 17 percent of TBIs resulting from this cause).
- Although traffic accidents are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in the U.S., they are the leading cause of TBI-related fatalities.
Mount Vernon Personal Injury Lawyers
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