Resuming 6 Facts TBI Facts to Know for Brain Injury Awareness Month (Pt. 1), here, we will continue to highlight some important things to know about brain injuries in the U.S.
TBI Facts: Here’s What Else You Should Know
Fact 3 – Falls and traffic accidents cause more than half of all reported TBIs that occur in the U.S. each year.
In fact, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found:
- Falls/falling contribute to more than 35 percent of all traumatic brain injuries sustained in the U.S. annually.
- Motor vehicle accidents account for more than 17 percent of all new TBI cases in the U.S.
In addition to falling and traffic accidents, other prominent causes of traumatic brain injuries include (but may not necessarily be limited to):
- Sports, particularly contact sports like hockey, rugby and football
- Being struck by objects
Interestingly, over the past decade or so, there has been a growing focus on the development of TBIs after a series of milder concussions or head injuries, such as in the case of football head injuries.
Fact 4 – Males in every age group are far more likely to sustain TBIs than females.
Males between 0 and 4 years old reportedly have the highest rates of hospitalization, ER visits and fatalities linked to TBIs. However, males in every age group have a greater risk of sustaining traumatic brain injuries when compared to their female counterparts.
Just some of the reasons that researchers have cited to explain this phenomenon include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Males tend to be more aggressive – Whether this leads to more physical contact or a higher risk of traffic accidents, it ultimately also ends up meaning more head and brain injuries for males.
- Males tend to participate in riskier activities more frequently – In general, males seem more prone to participate in activities that put them at risk of brain injuries. From riding motorcycles and engaging in combat to participating in high-contact sports more often, males just generally seem to be more likely than females are to do the things that cause brain injuries.
Don’t miss the upcoming conclusion to this blog series for some additional important TBI facts.
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