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Important Facts for Injury - Traumatic Brain Injury Deaths

Definition

The number of traumatic brain injury deaths per 100,000 population

Numerator

The number deaths with a multiple cause of traumatic brain injury during the measurement period

Denominator

The mid-year estimated population

Why Is This Important?

In 2013, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), which can lead to death or permanent disability, contributed to 2.8 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths nationwide. Furthermore, rates of TBI-related emergency department visits in the United States increased by 47% between 2007-2013. The leading causes of TBI are falls, followed by being struck by or against an object, and then motor vehicle crashes.

Healthy People Objective: IVP-2.1, Reduce fatal traumatic brain injuries

U.S. Target: 15.6 deaths per 100,000 population
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Content updated: Tue, 6 Nov 2018 13:53:35 MST