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Traumatic Brain Injury Data

Fact Sheet: Excessive Alcohol Use in North CarolinaTraumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem and can be caused by a bump, blow, jolt, or penetration to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Each year, traumatic brain injuries contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability.

Burden of Traumatic Brain Injury

The Burden of Traumatic Brain Injuries in North Carolina, (2014) (PDF, 865 KB) provides a comprehensive data overview of the TBI problem and estimates the role that fall injuries play in the burden of TBI in North Carolina.

Special Emphasis Report: Traumatic Brain Injuries

Special Emphasis Report: Traumatic Brain Injury, 2015The TBI Special Emphasis Report (PDF, 273 KB) provides a factual overview of the impact, magnitude, and causes of TBI by age and gender with emphasis on the falls problem in North Carolina. This report also includes information on TBI prevention strategies and activities occurring in our state.

BRFSS Data on Traumatic Brain Injury

The North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System included questions on Traumatic Brain Injury in 2014 and 2011 to understand the prevalence of TBIs and the cause of injury. These data are available on the State Center for Health Statistics' website.

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