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New Data on Sports- and Recreation-Related Traumatic Brain Injury

An estimated 283,000 children seek care in U.S. emergency departments each year for a sports- or recreation-related traumatic brain injury (SRR-TBI), according to a new MMWR Report. The article, Emergency Department Visits for Sports and Recreation-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries Among Children—United States, 2010-2016, also found that contact sports contributed to nearly half (45%) of the SRR-TBI visits examined. Activities with the highest number of SRR-TBI visits included: football, bicycling, basketball, playground activities, and soccer.

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