Indicators for Traumatic Brain Injury, December 2008

(2008) Indicators for Traumatic Brain Injury, December 2008. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

Although it is not a cause or intent of injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is included as a specific indicator due to its deadly and debilitating nature. Although the death and hospitalization rates of TBI injuries in Iowa (17.3/100,000 and 56.8/100,000, respectively) is lower than the national NCIPC states’ 2004 average (17.9/100,000 and 74.2/100,000, respectively), the TBI death rate is still the highest among all the specific indicators for death in Iowa. On average, there are 1.5 TBI‐related deaths/day, 5 hospitalizations, and nearly 40 TBI‐related ED visits per day in all of Iowa.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Brain Injury, TBI, Public Health, Traumatic Brain Injury
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Healthcare > Emergency care
Health and medicine > Public health
ID Code: 22961
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2016 14:16
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2016 14:16
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/22961