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Traumatic Brain Injury: Data & Statistics

Traumatic brain injuries can result in long term problems with independent function, requiring long-term care, and increased life-long expenses.

Data from deaths due to traumatic brain injury has only been collected since 2008. For each 100,000 New York State residents, the rate of death from traumatic brain injury has remained steady between 10.6 and 11.8.

The rate of hospitalizations due to traumatic brain injury, per 100,000 New Yorkers, has climbed steadily since 2001 when the rate was 75.7. The rate of hospitalization in 2012 was 99.9.

Emergency department visit data has only been collected since 2005. For each 100,000 New Yorkers, the rate increased almost 80 percent between the years 2005 (359.5) and 2010 (644.2). During 2012, the rate was 608.0.

Incidence of Traumatic Brain Injury in New York State

Chart showing homicides, 1995-2012

These tables and charts detail multi-year, statewide statistics for traumatic brain injury.

For each county, these tables show multi-year data by the mean annual frequency, rate per 100,000 county residents, and age-adjusted rate of deaths, hospitalizations and emergency department visits, due to traumatic brain injuries.

Ten Leading Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury by Age Group

Additional resources on preventing traumatic brain injury can be found on our website from the Injury Prevention page and the Healthy Lifestyles page.

Contact Information

Center for Environmental Health
Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention
Empire State Plaza-Corning Tower, Room 1325
Albany, New York 12237
(518) 402-7900

Email: injury@health.ny.gov

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