Continuing from Traumatic Brain Injury: Causes, Symptoms & Statistics (Part 1), the following provides some additional information regarding the nature of traumatic brain injury. While Part 1 of this blog discussed the causes and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries, here in Part 2, we will focus on providing some traumatic brain injury statistics that can help elucidate the prevalence and severity of this condition.
The following traumatic brain injury statistics have been presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as by the Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF):
- In individuals younger than 44 years old, traumatic brain injury is the number one cause of death and disability.
- About 52,000 individuals die as a result of a traumatic brain injury each year in the U.S.
- More than 1.7 million new cases of traumatic brain injury are reported each year in the U.S.
- More than 2 percent of the U.S. population (approximately 5.3 million people) is currently living with impairments caused by a traumatic brain injury.
- Males risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury is about double that of females.
- Children younger than 4 years old, teenagers between 15 and 19 years old and adults older than 75 are the individuals who are most likely to suffer a TBI.
- Falls and traffic accidents account for more than 50 percent of all traumatic brain injuries.
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