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Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations and Deaths 2002-2006

Note: This publication was released in March 2010. More current statistics are available on the Get the Facts and Data & Statistics pages.

Blue Book coverPopulation-based data on TBI are critical to understanding its impact on the American people. Knowing who is affected by TBIs and how they occur can help shape prevention strategies, priorities for research, and also support the need for services among individuals living with TBI.

CDC’s report Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths, 2002-2006 presents data on the incidence of TBI and is an update to CDC’s previously published report released in 2006. This current report presents data on emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths for the years 2002 through 2006.

Data in the Report Include:
TBI as a portion of All Injuries
Annual Number of TBI [PDF 39KB]
TBI by Age [PDF 59KB]
TBI by Sex [PDF 47KB}
TBI by Race
TBI by External Cause [PDF 123KB]
Additional TBI Findings

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TBI Estimates by State

CDC currently funds 30 states to conduct basic TBI surveillance through the CORE state Injury Program.

To find TBI-related death and hospitalization data by participating CORE states, see the State Injury Indicators Reports. (Note: Not all states participate in the submission of TBI- and other injury-related data compiled in this report.)

Download a Copy of the Report

Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths, 2002-2006. Available as [PDF 2MB] or [Word 482K].

 
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