As part of the funding from CDC, the IDPH Injury and Violence Prevention Program will release a variety of special emphasis reports. Recently they released a report on older adult falls, and have announced the second report, entitled Illinois Special Emphasis Report: Traumatic Brain Injury 2014. The 2-page report shares data about TBI-related deaths, hospitalizations and emergency visits by age and gender, in addition to TBI activities in Illinois.
- During 2014, a TBI was sustained by 286,963 of people in Illinois. Among those injured, 1,644 (12.1 per 100,000) died, another 13,345 (75.6 per 100,000) were hospitalized, and an additional 271,974 (2,123.9 per 100,000) were treated and released from emergency departments.
- Firearms were the leading cause of injury among those who died where TBI was reported as a cause of death on the death certificate.
- Unintentional falls was the leading cause of injury among those who were hospitalized or treated and released with a TBI.
- The highest number of TBI-related deaths were among persons ages 65+ years.
- Persons ages 0-14 years made the most TBI-related emergency department visits.
- Men were more likely to sustain a TBI than women.
You also can find the document under the “Publications” section of the IDPH Injury and Violence Prevention webpage.