Data briefs on traumatic brain injuries & sports-related concussions

Read reports on sports-related concussions among young people and trends in traumatic brain injuries in Massachusetts.

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Overview

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem. A TBI is caused when a person's head is hit, jolted, or penetrated in a way that disrupts the normal function of their brain.

The Bureau of Community Health Prevention collects and publishes data on TBIs. There are 2 types of reports on this page:

  • Data briefs on sports-related TBIs among middle school & high school students
  • Reports on TBIs in Massachusetts, including trends by gender, age, and cause (issued yearly from 2012-2015)

Please contact us for copies of older publications, customized data requests, or for additional information.

Phone: (617) 624-5648
Fax: (617) 624-5099
Email: MDPH-ISP@mass.gov

Sports-related concussions among middle school & high school students

Special Emphasis Reports: Traumatic brain injuries

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