Publications, Reports, and Fact Sheets
This page contains a select listing of CDC’s TBI publications, reports, and fact sheets.
Special Journal Issue
The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation special May/June 2015 issue features research from CDC and traumatic brain injury (TBI) partners. The issue highlights the need for strategies to prevent TBI and reduce their substantial physical, psychological, economic, and social impacts.
Some key findings include:
- Online Training Effectiveness: CDC and the National Federation of State High School Association’s concussion course online was effective in increasing concussion-related knowledge across a wide range of individuals.
- Sports and Recreation TBI: About 7% of all sports and recreation-related injuries treated in United States emergency departments were TBIs.
- Data Sources: New sources of TBI-related data on emergency department visits and hospitalizations will improve the ability to examine subpopulations most at risk for TBI more accurately.
- Unemployment: About 60% of people (ages 16 to 60) who were discharged from inpatient rehabilitation following a TBI between 2001 and 2010 were still unemployed two years after their injury.
- Motorcycle TBI death: Motorcycle crash patients with a TBI were three times more likely to die in the emergency department compared to those without a TBI.
Reports to Congress
- Report to Congress on Traumatic Brain Injury Epidemiology and Rehabilitation: Recommendations for Addressing Critical Gaps (March 2015)
- Report to Congress on Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Understanding the Public Health Problem among Current and Former Military Personnel (June 2013)
- Report to Congress on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Steps to Prevent a Serious Public Health Problem [PDF 158K] (September 2003)
- Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: A Report to Congress [PDF 3MB] HTML version (December 1999)
- Nonfatal Traumatic Brain Injuries Related to Sports and Recreation Activities Among Persons Aged ≤19 Years — United States, 2001–2009
- Surveillance for Traumatic Brain Injury–Related Deaths — United States, 1997–2007
- Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths (Blue Book)
- Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: The Future of Registries and Data Systems [PDF 266K]
- Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Assessing Outcomes in Children [PDF 6MB] HTML version