Groups at risk for Traumatic Brain Injury
While a TBI can happen to anyone, males and the youngest and oldest Americans are at greatest risk.
In every age group, TBI rates are higher for males.
Males aged 0–4 years have the highest rates of TBI-related ED visits.
Young children (aged 0–4 years)
Rates of ED visits were highest for children aged 0-4 years
Teens and young adults
Teens and young adults have the highest rates of motor-vehicle-related TBIs. Approximately 71 percent of sports- and recreation-related TBI ED visits are among persons aged 10–19 years.