Percent Distributions of TBI-related Hospitalizations by Age Group and Injury Mechanism — United States, 2006–2010
The injury mechanisms (external causes of injury) associated with TBI-related hospitalizations vary by age group. As with ED visits, falls account for the majority of TBI-related hospitalizations in those 0–4 years and 65 years and older. The proportion of TBI-related hospitalizations due to motor vehicle traffic-related crashes increase through age 44 before decreasing beginning at ages 45–64 years. Young adults 15–24 have the highest proportion of TBI-related hospitalizations due to motor vehicle traffic-related events.
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- National Hospital Discharge Survey — United States, 2001–2010 (Hospitalizations)