Brain Injury Statistics

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 5.3 million Americans live with a disability as result of a traumatic brain injury (TBI)

 

Based on US Census numbers and CDC estimates of prevalence

  • 28,000 Virginians sustain a traumatic brain injury this year (a number which does not include veterans, who are counted through other surveillance mechanisms)
  • Nearly 220,000 Virginians will experience a stroke this year.
  • More than 168,000 Virginians are disabled as a result of a TBI (Weldon Cooper Center, 2017; CDC, 2016)
  • More than 98,000 Virginians are disabled as a result of a stroke and living in the community (Weldon Cooper Center, 2017; CDC, 2016)