Which patient groups are at highest risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

Updated: Feb 01, 2018
  • Author: Percival H Pangilinan, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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The CDC reported the following 2013 statistics for TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths among risk groups [1, 15] :

  • The rate for males was 959.0 per 100,000 population, compared with 810.8 per 100,000 population for females

  • The highest rates were for persons aged 75 years or older (2232.2 per 100,000 population), infants and children aged 0-4 years (1591.5 per 100,000 population), and young people aged 15-24 years (1080.7 per 100,000 population)


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