Virginia Brain Injury Facts
Between 2010 and 2014, there were 7,481 TBI deaths and 25,224 TBI hospitalizations in Virginia, with numbers trending upwards; it is the number one reported cause of injury death in Virginia. Based on US Census numbers, CDC estimates of prevalence, and the 2015 Virginia Department of Health Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, nearly 300,000 Virginians live with a disability as a result of a TBI or stroke.
- In 2016, there were 5,078 TBI related hospitalizations and 1,644 deaths.
- From 1999 to 2016, TBI related hospitalizations rose 54%, and costs have increased 458%.
- Nearly 300,000 Virginians are disabled as a result of brain injury and stroke.