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Percentage of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – Related Deaths — United States, 2013

The bar chart shows the causes of injury that result in traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related deaths vary by age group.

In 2013, 77% of the TBI-related deaths among infants aged <1 year were from causes other than transportation, firearms, or falls, and primarily resulted from assault and maltreatment.

Transportation accounted for 53% of the TBI-related deaths among children aged 1-14 years. Firearm-related injuries accounted for 50% and 52% of the TBI-related deaths for persons aged 15-24 and 25-64 years, respectively. Most of the firearm-related TBI deaths in these two age groups were suicides (62% and 83%, respectively). The majority (61%) of TBI-related deaths for those aged ≥65 years resulted from falls.

Source: National Vital Statistics System mortality data. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/deaths.htm. Additional information on TBI available at http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/.

See link below for chart.
[CDC MMWR Weekly, May 22, 2015 / 64(19);539-539, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6419a9.htm?s_cid=mm6419a9_e ]