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New CDC Report on TBI

CDC's newly released report, Nonfatal Traumatic Brain Injuries Related to Sports and Recreation Activities Among Persons Aged ≤19 Years - United States, 2001-2009, published in the October 7th issue of CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, shows that the number of sports- and recreation-related TBI emergency department visits varied by age group and gender:

  • 71.0 percent of all visits were among males
  • 70.5 percent of visits were among persons aged 10-19 years
  • Children aged 0-9 years commonly sustained injuries during playground activities or while bicycling.

To read the full report, visit:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6039a1.htm?s_cid=mm6039a1_w