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Traumatic Brain Injury

TABLE 1B: DISTRIBUTION OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES
BY SEX, AGE, CAUSE, RACE AND SEVERITY
NEW JERSEY, 1994
CATEGORY FATAL NON-FATAL MODERATE TO SEVERE NON-FATAL MILD NON-FATAL UNDETERMINED SEVERITY TOTAL INCIDENCE
SEX




Male 772 1,421 4,323 172 6,688
Female 307 698 2,634 152 3,791
TOTAL 1,079 2,119 6,957 324 10,479
AGE GROUP




Under 5 26 122 531 46 725
5-14 30 147 822 28 1,027
15-24 159 306 1,468 41 1,974
25-44 294 516 1,945 56 2,811
45-64 173 351 967 39 1,530
65-84 289 532 949 68 1,838
85+ 108 145 275 46 574
TOTAL 1,079 2,119 6,957 324 10,479
CAUSE




Motor vehicle (E810-E819) 316 612 2,940 83 3,952
Falls (E880-E888) 297 941 2,375 160 3,772
Other unintentional (E800-E807, E826-E879,E890-E949) 124 256 799 44 1,223
Assaults/Homicide (E960-E969) 141 252 732 23 1,154
Suicide/Self-inflicted (E950-E959) 159 12 20 3 194
Other external (E970-E999) 39 20 33 1 93
Unknown 3 20 58 10 91
TOTAL 1,079 2,119 6,957 324 10,479
RACE




White 829 1,602 5,383 246 8,060
Black 196 364 1,025 48 1,633
Other/unknown 54 153 549 30 786
TOTAL 1,079 2,119 6,957 324 10,479

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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