Health Indicator Report of Injury - Traumatic Brain Injury Deaths
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.
NotesAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as "a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury." The data were compiled using the following ICD-10 codes in any of the multiple cause of death fields: S01 (open wound of the head); S02.0, S02.1, S02.3, S02.7-S02.9 (fracture of the skull and facial bones); S04.0 (injury to optic nerve and pathways); S06 (intracranial injury); S07.0, S07.1, S07.8, S07.9 (crushing injury of head); S09.7-S09.9 (other unspecified injuries of head); T01.0 (open wounds involving head with neck); T02.0 (fractures involving head with neck); T04.0 (crushing injuries involving head with neck); T06.0 (injuries of brain and cranial nerves with injuries of nerves and spinal cord at neck level); T90.1, T90.2, T90.4, T90.5, T90.8, T90.9 (sequelae of injuries of head)
- New Mexico Death Data: Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics (BVRHS), New Mexico Department of Health.
- Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.
DefinitionThe number of traumatic brain injury deaths per 100,000 population
NumeratorThe number deaths with a multiple cause of traumatic brain injury during the measurement period
DenominatorThe mid-year estimated population
Healthy People Objective: IVP-2.1, Reduce fatal traumatic brain injuriesU.S. Target: 15.6 deaths per 100,000 population
Page Content Updated On 10/19/2018, Published on 11/06/2018