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Fact Sheet on Sports Related Concussions from the Brain Injury Association of America

 

TBI Statistics
United States
TBIs0868989
Deaths 0028920
North Carolina
TBIs0019096
Deaths 0001042
Breakdown By Cause
Falls 0243317
Motor Vehicle0173798
Struck By, Against0165108
Assault0095589
All Others0191178
TBIdometer courtesy of  Hinds Feet Farm

According to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC):

  • Over 1.4 Million Americans suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) each year
  • That's 1 TBI every 21 SECONDS
  • 50,000 people die as a result of their brain injury
  • 90,000 suffer a permanent life-long disability
  • Conservatively, TBI's cost the U.S. Economy over $56.3 Billion annually

The Top Causes of TBI in the U.S.:

  • Falls
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Struck by or against
  • Assault

For the complete CDC report, and more information on Traumatic Brain Injury, Visit the CDC's website at http://www.cdc.gov