TBI Incidence May Be Six Times Higher Than In Official Statistics.

Medwire (11/24, McDermid) reported that according to a study published online Nov. 22 in the journal The Lancet Neurology, “the true incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is about sixfold higher than official figures state.” For the study, researchers “used sources including hospitals, brain imaging records, family doctors, prisons, traffic accident records, coroner and autopsy records, and accident records of schools and sports centers” to find that “the incidence of any TBI was 790 per 100,000 person-years, age-standardized to 811 per 100,000 person-years. From this, the team estimates that 54-60 million people worldwide have a TBI each year, with 2.2-3.6 million people having moderate or severe injury.”

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— “Official stats underestimate brain injury, “Eleanor McDermid, Medwire News, November 23,2012.

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