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Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations and Deaths 2002-2006 (Blue Book)

Historical Document

Note: This publication was released in March 2010. More current statistics are available on the Get the Facts and Data & Statistics pages.

Population-based data on TBI are critical to understanding its impact on the American people. Knowing who is affected by TBIs and how they occur can help shape prevention strategies, priorities for research, and also support the need for services among individuals living with TBI.

CDC’s report Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths, 2002-2006 presents data on the incidence of TBI and is an update to CDC’s previously published report released in 2006. This current report presents data on emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths for the years 2002 through 2006.

Data in the Report include:

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TBI Estimates by State

CDC currently funds 30 states to conduct basic TBI surveillance through the CORE State Injury Program.

To find TBI-related death and hospitalization data by participating CORE states, see the State Injury Indicators Reports. (Note: Not all states participate in the submission of TBI- and other injury-related data compiled in this report.)


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