I’m pleased to present the 2022 Biennial Report on the Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on the People of Ohio which was produced by the Ohio Brain Injury Program and its Brain Injury Advisory Committee in accordance with the requirement set forth in ORC 3335.60. The Report provides a comprehensive summary of the economic, social, and personal costs of traumatic brain injury (TBI) for the people of Ohio. The numbers are a serious reminder that TBI is a critical public health problem often directly associated with other serious public health concerns, including substance use disorders, domestic violence, and chronic illness.
The findings of the report describe that impact in detail and provide a roadmap for understanding the patterns of TBI occurrence which affect all levels and areas of our Ohio population. Among those findings:
Facts from Biennial Report:
- During the previous 10 years, TBI-related deaths increased 16%. [Source: ODH Bureau of Vital Statistics]
- An estimated 1 in 4 adults in Ohio have experienced at least one TBI in their lifetime, amounting to more than 1.9 million people. [Source: Ohio Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)]
- Among those 1.9 million people, 550,000 of those who reported a lifetime history of having a TBI also reported having a disability. [Source: Ohio BRFSS]
- Of the 1.3 million adults who have had at least one TBI with loss of consciousness (LOC) in their lifetime, nearly 800,000 experienced their first TBI with LOC before age 20. [Source: Ohio BRFSS]
- Disability due to cognitive problems and limited mobility are more associated with a history of TBI than other causes of disability.
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