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QuickStats: Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)-Related Death Rates, by Age Group --- United States, 2006*

The figure shows injury and traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related death rates, by age group in the United States in 2006. In 2006, nearly one third of all injury deaths involved TBI. Overall injury and TBI-related death rates vary across age groups. Peak injury and TBI-related mortality rates occurred among persons aged 20-24 years (76.4 per 100,000 and 24.1 per 100,000, respectively) and among persons aged ≥75 years (173.2 per 100,000 and 58.4 per 100,000, respectively).

* 2006 is the most recent year for which final data are available.

Based on U.S. Census populations with bridged race categories. Additional information available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race.htm.

§ Based on International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision codes S01.0−S01.9 (open wound of the head); S02.0, S02.1, S02.3, S02.7−S02.9 (fracture of the skull and facial bones); S04.0 (injury to optic nerve and pathways); S06.0−S06.9 (intracranial injury); S07.0, S07.1, S07.8, S07.9 (crushing injury of head); S09.7−S09.9 (other unspecified injuries of head); T01.0 (open wounds involving head with neck); T02.0 (fractures involving head with neck); T04.0 (crushing injuries involving head with neck); T06.0 (injuries of brain and cranial nerves with injuries of nerves and spinal cord at neck level); and T90.1, T90.2, T90.4, T90.5, T90.8, and T90.9 (sequelae of injuries of head). Additional information available at http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury.

Includes deaths from intentional and unintentional injuries, and from injuries of undetermined intent.

In 2006, nearly one third of all injury deaths involved TBI. Overall injury and TBI-related death rates vary across age groups. Peak injury and TBI-related mortality rates occurred among persons aged 20--24 years (76.9 per 100,000 and 24.1 per 100,000, respectively) and among persons aged ≥75 years (173.2 per 100,000 and 58.4 per 100,000, respectively).

SOURCES: CDC. Mortality data, multiple cause-of-death public-use data files, 2006 data. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/elec_prods/subject/mortmcd.htm.

CDC. WISQARS injury mortality reports, 1999--2006. Available at http://webapp.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/mortrate10_sy.html.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows injury and traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related death rates, by age group in the United States in 2006. In 2006, nearly one third of all injury deaths involved TBI. Overall injury and TBI-related death rates vary across age groups. Peak injury and TBI-related mortality rates occurred among persons aged 20-24 years (76.4 per 100,000 and 24.1 per 100,000, respectively) and among persons aged ≥75 years (173.2 per 100,000 and 58.4 per 100,000, respectively).



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