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Percent Distributions of TBI-related Hospitalizations 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 All Other Causes Unknown
0–4 1,116 6,184 1,044 589 1,327 3,123
5–14 2,306 3,077 111 1,118 2,887 3,976
15–24 13,257 2,590 4,131 1,230 5,949 13,517
25–44 15,522 7,045 6,134 777 4,670 25,539
45–64 12,178 15,962 2,668 1,296 6,091 26,775
≥ 65 5,282 36,525 285 912 3,774 50,197
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