TBI Data

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.
  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics: Mortality Data on CDC WONDER. Available at: https://wonder.cdc.gov/mcd.html.