In children and adolescents under 19 years old, 4.1 million non-fatal TBI-related emergency department visits were reported between 2010 and 2013. Children and adolescents who survive a TBI often experience adverse outcomes on educational performance, everyday memory, and adaptive skills. In the recent CSN article “
Products and Activities Associated with Non-Fatal Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children and Adolescents – United States 2010-2013” published in Brain Injury, researchers analyzed descriptive data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System–All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP) in conjunction with the product information from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) to examine the products and activities under the purview of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (such as sports/recreation products, home furnishing and fixtures, and child nursery equipment) that are associated with TBI in children and adolescents. The findings show leading products and activities associated with TBI in children and adolescents across different developmental ages: <1 year, 1–4 years, 5–9 years, 10–-14 years, and
15–19 years and indicate priority areas for future TBI prevention and intervention work.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Child and Adolescent Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Centers Cooperative Agreement (U49MC28422) for $5,000,000 with 0 percent financed with non-governmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.