In the U.S., an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) each year. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain.
Leading causes include falls, traffic accidents, assault, and being struck by or against an object — such as another person, a wall, or a falling object.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that there are:
- 595,095 fall-related TBIs 292,202 motor vehicle/traffic related TBIs
- 279,882 struck by/against events
- 169,625 assault-related TBIs
- 199,447 unknown causes
- 155,255 injuries classified as “other“
For more information and resources on Traumatic Brain Injury please visit, Brainline.org.
Image/infographic source: Brainline.org
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