Concussion and traumatic brain injury in the U.S.- Statistics & Facts
Concussion occurs when the head or body is hit or shaken hard enough that it moves and injures the brain. A concussion is also known as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and is the most common type of such injuries. Symptoms of concussion include, but are not limited to, headache, nausea, difficulty concentrating and thinking clearly, and dizziness. In more extreme cases concussion can cause one to lose consciousness, and repeated concussions can lead to long-term problems affecting speech, learning, and memory, however, most people fully recover from concussions given rest and time. In 2020, it was estimated that around 6.8 percent of children and adolescents in the United States aged 0 to 17 years had experienced symptoms of concussion or brain injury at some point in their life.
Concussion and brain injury among children and adolescents
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