TBI is a leading cause of disability in all regions of the world. The incidence of TBI worldwide is rising, mainly owing to injuries associated with the increased use of motor vehicles, particularly in middle-income and low-income countries.
According to the World Health Organization, TBI will surpass many diseases as the major cause of death and disability by the year 2020.
It has been estimated that TBI accounts for 9% of global mortality and is a threat to health in every country in the world.
60 million Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Annually Worldwide
Creating a Global Health Problem
- More annual incidences of TBI than Stroke, Cancer, Tuberculosis, Dementia & Congestive Heart Failure combined
- U.S. accounts for less than 10% of the world’s TBI incidence
- TBI manifested throughout the world particularly in the emerging markets
- Every 21 seconds someone on American soil sustains a TBI
- Over 50,000 Americans die every year from TBI
- TBI is the leading cause of death & disability from ages 1-44