Interesting statistics 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