Estimates of TBI incidence across geographic regions and income groups

Takeaway

  • This comprehensive analysis of traumatic brain injury (TBI) across the world estimates that 69 million people a year will develop a TBI, 81% moderate and 8% severe; low-middle income countries have higher incidence of TBI resulting from road traffic injuries (RTIs).

Why this matters

  • TBI is a public health concern as it results in death and disability and a more accurate estimate of its burden can highlight the need of more resources especially targeting low-middle income countries.