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Traumatic Brain Injury Data

Traumatic 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

After viewing this page, if you find yourself needing more information on TBI in North Carolina, please review the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch data request policies and procedures for steps on how to make a custom data request.

Added 04/04/23: Catastrophic Sports Injury and Illness Prevention Workgroup: Phase I Report

TBI Summary Data

TBI-Related Fall Injury Data

Maps of TBI-Related Fall Injuries by County of Residence:

Special Emphasis Reports: Traumatic Brain Injuries

Special Emphasis Report: Traumatic Brain Injury, 2020

The TBI Special Emphasis Report 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 includes questions on TBI and loss of consciousness 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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