Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
17.1 deaths per 100,000 population (2018)

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.