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TBI Statistics and Resources
  • US sports concussions estimated at between 1.6 and 3.8 million annually.
  • TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury / Concussions) visits to Emergency Departments (ED) total 2.5 million annually.
  • ED concussion visits grew 29% from 2006 to 2010.
  • 75% of TBI's are classified as mild TBI.
  • 80.1% of sports concussions return to play in three weeks or less.
  • An estimated 5.3 million Americans are permanently disabled as a result of a TBI — nearly 2 percent of the population.
  • TBI takes a big toll on the American economy — in 2000, it cost the US approximately $60 billion dollars overall.
  • The more severe the injury is, the more expensive it is to treat. If you were to experience a severe brain injury today, it would cost anywhere from $600,000 to $1.8 million dollars to care for you over your lifetime.

Sources: Langlois, J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2006; Center for Disease Control Report to Congress on mTBI in US, 2003; Epidemiology of Concussions High School Athletes, Marar, M. et al 2012; May ‘14 UPMC study, Post-Gazette; organizations below.

Additional information is available through the following organizations; please visit them for more information on mTBI and concussions: