TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in the United States

(All statistics taken from the Center for Disease and Control Prevention web site)


- An estimated 1.7 million people sustain TBI annually. Of these:

- 1.365 million, nearly 80%, are treated and released from an emergency department.

- TBI is a contributing factor to a third (30.5%) of all injury-related deaths in the United States.

- About 75% of TBIs that occur each year are concussions or other forms of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI).

- Direct medical costs and indirect costs of TBI, such as lost productivity, totaled an estimated $60 billion in the United States in 2000.