Incidence of traumatic brain injury in the United States, 2003

J Head Trauma Rehabil. Nov-Dec 2006;21(6):544-8. doi: 10.1097/00001199-200611000-00009.

Abstract

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important public health problem in the United States. In 2003, there were an estimated 1,565,000 TBIs in the United States: 1,224,000 emergency department visits, 290,000 hospitalizations, and 51,000 deaths. Findings were similar to those from previous years in which rates of TBI were highest for young children (aged 0-4) and men, and the leading causes of TBI were falls and motor vehicle traffic.

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls / statistics & numerical data
  • Accidents, Traffic / statistics & numerical data
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Brain Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Brain Injuries / mortality
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Violence / statistics & numerical data