Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
19.6 deaths per 100,000 population (2021) *
16.9 per 100,000 *
17.1 deaths per 100,000 population were caused by traumatic brain injuries in 2018 *
* Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.
Reduce fatal traumatic brain injuries
Data Sources: National Vital Statistics System - Mortality (NVSS-M), CDC/NCHS; Population Estimates, Census
Many injury-related deaths are due to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). TBIs can be caused by falls, motor vehicle crashes, intentional self-harm, and other preventable events. Interventions that reduce falls, increase seat belt use, and get more bicycle riders to wear helmets can help reduce TBIs and related deaths.
Topic: Injury Prevention
Workgroup: Injury and Violence Prevention Workgroup