Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics

  • Emergency Department Visits: 1,365,000 (3,740 per day)
  • Hospitalizations: 275,000 (753 per day)
  • Deaths: 52,000 (142 per day)
  • Nearly 1/3 of all injury-related deaths in the US involve a traumatic brain injury
  • About 75% of TBIs that occur each year are concussions or other forms of mild traumatic brain injury
  • Direct medical costs and indirect costs of TBI, such as lost productivity, totaled an estimated $60 billion in the United States in the year 2000
  • Ages 0-4, 15-19 and 65+ are most likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury
  • Traumatic brain injury rates are higher for males than for females
  • Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury
  • Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury related death


Source: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010)

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