Status: Little or no detectable change

Little or no detectable change

Most Recent Data:
17.0 deaths per 100,000 population (2019) *

16.9 per 100,000  *

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

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

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


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.