Kids and Teens
Children and teens are more likely to get a concussion and take longer to recover than adults.
Concussion in Sports
- Each year, U.S. emergency departments (EDs) treat an estimated 173,285 sports- and recreation-related TBIs, including concussions, among children and adolescents, from birth to 19 years.1
- During the last decade, ED visits for sports- and recreation-related TBIs, including concussions, among children and adolescents increased by 60%.1
- Overall, the activities associated with the greatest number of TBI-related ED visits included bicycling, football, playground activities, basketball, and soccer.1
- Learn more about Concussion in Sports
Motor Vehicle Safety: Teen Drivers
- The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than among any other age group.2
- Learn more about Teen Driver Safety
Feature Articles & Blogs
Tools for Parents
- Gilchrist J, Thomas KE, Xu L, McGuire LC, Coronado VG. Nonfatal sports and recreation related traumatic brain injuries among children and adolescents treated in emergency departments in the United States, 2001-2009. MMWR 2011: 60(39);1337-1342.
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Fatality facts: teenagers 2008. Arlington (VA): The Institute; 2009 [cited 2009 Nov 3].