Who faces the greatest risk of suffering a TBI?

Anyone can suffer a TBI, but some groups are statistically at a higher risk than others. According to the CDC, almost 20 percent of all emergency room visits for a TBI are for victims under age 4. Another 20 percent of TBI victims are over the age of 75. Both of these groups represent victims who are more vulnerable to a fall or an accident that could cause a TBI. Males in all age groups are significantly more likely to suffer a TBI than their female counterparts. In addition, some occupations such as construction work expose workers to a higher risk of a TBI.

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