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Percent Distributions of TBI-related Deaths by Age Group and Injury Mechanism — United States, 2006–2010

The injury mechanisms (external causes of injury) associated with TBI-related hospitalizations vary by age group.  As with ED visits, falls account for the majority of TBI-related hospitalizations in those 0–4 years and 65 years and older.  The proportion of TBI-related hospitalizations due to motor vehicle traffic-related crashes increase through age 44 before decreasing beginning at ages 45–64 years.  Young adults 15–24 have the highest proportion of TBI-related hospitalizations due to motor vehicle traffic-related events.

The data in this graph is contained in the table below.

Motor Vehicle Traffic Falls Assault Struck by/Against Self-Inflicted All Other Causes
0–4 278 37 408 32 196
5–14 488 21 131 19 58 158
15–24 3,670 139 1,515 28 1,834 551
25–44 4,310 548 2,151 88 4,587 1,186
45–64 3,230 2,077 1,142 126 5,601 1,710
≥65 1,651 9,444 357 79 3,362 2,483
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