QuickStats: Rate* of Unintentional Traumatic Brain Injury–Related Deaths† Among Persons Aged ≤19 Years, by Age Group and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2018–2020
Weekly / March 18, 2022 / 71(11);437
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* Deaths per 100,000 population in each age group reported as the average annual rate for 2018–2020, with 95% CIs indicated by error bars.
† Based on International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision underlying cause-of-death codes V01–X59 or Y85–Y86, and one or more of the following multiple cause-of-death codes: S01.0−S01.9 (open wound of head); S02.0, S02.1, S02.3, and S02.7−S02.9 (fracture of the skull and facial bones); S04.0 (injury to optic nerve and pathways); S06.0−S06.9 (intracranial injury); S07.0, S07.1, S07.8, and S07.9 (crushing injury of head); S09.7−S09.9 (other unspecified injuries of head); T01.0 (open wounds involving head with neck); T02.0 (fractures involving head with neck); T04.0 (crushing injuries involving head with neck); T06.0 (injuries of brain and cranial nerves with injuries of nerves and spinal cord at neck level); and T90.1, T90.2, T90.4, T90.5, T90.8, and T90.9 (sequelae of injuries of head).
During 2018–2020, death rates for unintentional traumatic brain injury among persons aged ≤19 years were higher for males than for females in each age group. Rates were highest for males (6.1 per 100,000) and females (2.9) among persons aged 15–19 years. Rates were lowest for males and females aged 5–9 years (1.1 and 0.8, respectively) and for males and females aged 10–14 years (1.3 and 0.8, respectively).
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/deaths.htm
Reported by: Merianne Rose Spencer, MPH, MSpencer@cdc.gov, 301-458-4377; Matthew F. Garnett, MPH; Holly Hedegaard, MD.
For more information on this topic, CDC recommends the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Rate of Unintentional Traumatic Brain Injury–Related Deaths Among Persons Aged ≤19 Years, by Age Group and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2018–2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022;71:437. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7111a5external icon.
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