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Traumatic Brain Injury

TABLE 1A: DISTRIBUTION AND RATE OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES
BY SEX, AGE, CAUSE, RACE AND HOSPITALIZATION STATUS
NEW JERSEY, 1994
CATEGORY NON-
HOSPITALIZED
DEATHS
HOSPITALIZED
DEATHS
NON-FATAL
HOSPITALIZATIONS
TOTAL
INCIDENCE
RATE PER
100,000
SEX




Male 461 311 5,916 6,688 174.9
Female 162 145 3,484 3,791 92.9
TOTAL 623 456 9,400 10,479 132.6
AGE GROUP




Under 5 18 8 699 725 125.3
5-14 15 15 997 1,027 97.4
15-24 118 41 1,815 1,974 200.4
25-44 213 81 2,517 2,811 109.6
45-64 107 66 1,357 1,530 93.2
65-84 117 172 1,549 1,838 189.8
85+ 35 73 466 574 529.5
TOTAL 623 456 9,400 10,479 132.6
CAUSE




Motor vehicle (E810-E819) 204 112 3,636 3,952 50.0
Falls (E880-E888) 53 244 3,475 3,772 47.7
Other unintentional (E800-E807, E826-E879,E890-E949) 95 29 1,099 1,223 15.5
Assaults/Homicide (E960-E969) 103 38 1,013 1,154 14.6
Suicide/Self-inflicted (E950-E959) 149 10 35 194 2.5
Other external (E970-E999) 17 22 54 93 1.2
Unknown 2 1 88 91 1.2
TOTAL 623 456 9,400 10,479 132.6
RACE




White 484 345 7,231 8,060 126.0
Black 125 71 1,437 1,633 144.0
Other/unknown 14 40 732 786 n/a
TOTAL 623 456 9,400 10,479 132.6

NOTE:

  1. TBI Incidence rate = No. of incidents*100,000/Estimated New Jersey population
  2. Population estimates were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Census.

 
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