Facts About Brain Injury

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  • 1.5 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year.
  • More than 50,000 people die every year as a result of a traumatic brain injury.
  • 22% of persons with severe traumatic brain injury die.
  • Every 21 seconds, one person in the United States sustains a traumatic brain injury.
  • An estimated 5.3 million Americans – a little more than 2% of the U.S. population – currently live with disabilities resulting room traumatic brain injury.
  • Each year, approximately 80,000 Americans experience the onset of disabilities resulting from brain injuries.
  • Brain injuries are the most frequent reason for visits to physicians and emergency rooms.
  • Brain injuries require 3.5 million days of hospitalization and loss of more than 35,000 years of productive work annually.
  • A survivor of severe brain injury requires between $4.1 million and $7 million in lifetime care.
  • Hospital and facilities costs relating to TBI in the United States is estimated to exceed $48 billion annually.

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