The most recent TBI data available show that there were nearly 61,000 TBI-related deaths in 2019.1
CDC collects and reports TBI data to understand:
- How many people are affected by this injury
- Who is most at risk
- The leading ways a person may get a TBI
- Whether programs to prevent TBI are working
For more detailed information on the leading causes of TBI and groups at increased risk, check out the following CDC data reports:
Surveillance and research to support data-driven solutions
CDC conducts research on preventing TBI before they happen and reducing the chance for disability and other potential effects of these injuries.
- Read TBI research published by CDC.
- Learn more about the National Concussion Surveillance System, a state-of-the-art data collection effort designed to learn how many Americans (children and adults) get a concussion each year and the leading causes of this injury.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics: Mortality Data on CDC WONDER. Available at: https://wonder.cdc.gov/mcd.html.