Percent Distributions of TBI-related Deaths by Age Group and Injury Mechanism — United States, 2006–2010
The injury mechanisms (external causes of injury) associated with TBI-related deaths vary by age group. TBI-related deaths in children 0–4 years are primarily associated with assault (42.9%) and motor vehicle traffic-related crashes (29.2%). Motor vehicle traffic crashes account for a majority of TBI-related deaths (55.8%) in youth 5–14 years and almost half (47.4%) in young adults 15–24 years. Falls account for the majority (54.4%) of TBI-related deaths in adults 65 years of age and older.
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- National Vital Statistics System Mortality Data — United States, 2001–2010 (Deaths)