from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention):
* The leading causes of TBI vary
by age: falls are the leading cause among those 65 and older while transportation leads
among those aged 5-65.
* 91% of firearm-related TBIs end
in death but only 11% of fall-related TBIs are fatal.
* 5.3 million Americans are living
today with a TBI-related disability.
* Each year more than 50,000
Americans die following a TBI. Around 80,000 survive and have disabilities.
Statistics from the Brain
Injury Association Of Virginia:
* After one TBI, the risk for a
second injury is 3X greater.
* More than 50% of people with TBI
were intoxicated at the time of the injury.
* Young men, aged 14-24, are at
the highest risk for a TBI, followed by infants and the elderly.
* Men are 2X as likely to have
head injuries than women because of differences in risk exposure and lifestyle.
Revised: Saturday, February 23, 2002 08:42 AM