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Statistics on persons having sustained a TBI

In Canada [1]

85% of TBIs are minor.

15% are moderate or severe.

Each year, approximately 600 people out of every 100,000 sustain a minor brain injury, and 11 out of 100,000 suffer a severe brain injury.

People who sustain brain injuries are mainly men between the ages of 15 and 24 who have been involved in traffic accidents with a motor vehicle.

Among younger children and the elderly, brain injuries are mainly caused by falls.

In Quebec [2]

In the province of Quebec, about 12,000 people each year sustain a brain injury, and 75% are young men.

The causes vary by age group.

Among adults, traffic accidents (45%) and falls (30%) are the two main causes of brain injury.

Other causes include occupational injuries (10%), sports and recreational activities (10%), and physical violence (5%).

Among children, falls (35%) and sports and recreational activities (29%) are the main causes of brain injuries.