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.

  • Males

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.


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