Trends in Incidence and Severity of Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the Emergency Department, 2006–2011
May 20, 2015

This study reviewed data on sports-related TBI among individuals under age 65 from the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample from 2006–2011. Visits were stratified by age, sex, injury severity, payer status and other criteria. Variations in incidence and severity were examined both between groups and over time. Odds of inpatient admission were calculated using regression modeling.Over the period examined, 489,572 sports-related TBI ED visits were reported. The majority (62.2%) of these visits occurred among males under the age of 18.

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