The epidemiology and impact of traumatic brain injury: a brief overview

J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2006 Sep-Oct;21(5):375-8. doi: 10.1097/00001199-200609000-00001.


Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important public health problem in the United States and worldwide. The estimated 5.3 million Americans living with TBI-related disability face numerous challenges in their efforts to return to a full and productive life. This article presents an overview of the epidemiology and impact of TBI.

MeSH terms

  • Brain Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Brain Injuries / mortality
  • Brain Injuries / rehabilitation*
  • Brain Injury, Chronic / epidemiology*
  • Brain Injury, Chronic / mortality
  • Brain Injury, Chronic / rehabilitation*
  • Cause of Death
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Health Services / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Survival Rate
  • United States
  • Utilization Review / statistics & numerical data