A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury that impacts how the brain functions. These types of injuries are a major cause of death and disability. In fact, there were over 64,000 TBI-related deaths in the United States during 2020. This amounts to roughly 176 TBI-related fatalities each day.
A TBI can occur as a result of any of the following:
- Bump to the head.
- Blow to the head.
- Jolt to the head.
- Penetrating injury to the head.
Check out the helpful infographic below to learn more important brain injury facts.
Brain Injury Facts
There are 3 main types of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs):
- Mild TBI or concussion
- Moderate TBI
- Severe TBI
People most commonly sustain TBIs from a fall, firearm-related injury, car crash, or an assault.
A TBI can cause short- or long-term health complications. A moderate or severe TBI may warrant ongoing care.
A TBI during childhood can impact brain development, limiting the child's ability to participate in school & other activities.
People aged 75+ years are the most likely demographic to endure a TBI or death. This group makes up about 32% of all TBI-related hospitalizations and 28% of TBI-associated deaths.
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