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Brain Injury Facts and Figures (Source: CDC)

  • 5.3 million Americans—about 2% of the U.S. population—currently have a long-term or lifelong need for help to perform activities of daily living due to TBI.
  • 1.4 million people sustain a TBI each year in the United States.
  • About 75% of TBIs that occur each year are concussions or other forms of mild TBI.
  • Repeated mild TBIs occurring over an extended period of time (i.e., months, years) can result in cumulative neurological and cognitive deficits. Repeated mild TBIs occurring within a short period of time (i.e., hours, days, or weeks) can be catastrophic or fatal.

The leading causes of TBI are:

  • Falls, 28%;
  • Motor vehicle-traffic crashes, 20%;
  • Struck by/against events, 19%; and
  • Assaults, 11%.

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