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, climbed steadily between 2001 and 2009 from 75.7 to 100.5. The rate of hospitalization has since decreased and in 2014 was 96.0.

Emergency department visit data has only been collected since 2005. For each 100,000 New Yorkers, the rate increased over time from a low of 359.5 in 2005 to 720.9 in 2014.

Incidence of Traumatic Brain Injury in New York State

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 elsewhere on the NYSDOH website.

Other resources can be found on the Injury Prevention website, within the Prevention Agenda, and the Community Health Indicator Reports.

Contact Information

New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention
Empire State Plaza-Corning Tower, Room 1336
Albany, New York 12237