Traumatic brain injuries contribute to about 30% of all injury deaths.
138 People in the United States die from the injuries that include TBI, every day.
1.7 Million people sustain a TBI each year. Of them: 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized, and 1.4 million are treated and released.
Prevention Wear your seat belt and helmet, remove tripping hazards, maintain regular physical activity.
Caused By A bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.
Symptoms Numbness, drowsiness, severe headache, weakness in arms or legs, dizziness, loss of vision, slurred speech, confusion, nausea.
Effects Impaired thinking or memory, movement, sensation (vision or hearing), or emotional functioning (personality changes, depression)
- 40.5% – Falls
- 14.3% – Vehicle Crashes
- 19.0% – Unknown
- 10.7% – Assaults
- 15.5% – Unintentional Trauma
Source: CDC 2015
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