CDC New Estimates; What It May Mean

The CDC released a report about TBI’s (including concussions) being seen in emergency departments.  The report shows a 62% increase over the years of 2001-2009;

This report summarizes the results of that analysis, which indicated that an estimated 173,285 persons aged ≤19 years were treated in EDs annually for nonfatal TBIs related to sports and recreation activities. From 2001 to 2009, the number of annual TBI-related ED visits increased significantly, from 153,375 to 248,418, with the highest rates among males aged 10–19 years. By increasing awareness of TBI risks from sports and recreation, employing proper technique and protective equipment, and quickly responding to injuries, the incidence, severity, and long-term negative health effects of TBIs among children and adolescents can be reduced

These injuries were surveyed from 39 different but related activities that were classified as organized or unorganized sports.  The article theorizes that the increase can be due to Continue reading