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Some statistics that were taken from the CDC site http://www.cdc.gov/programs/injury1.htm

At least 5.3 million Americans live with disabilities resulting from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

Each year, about 1.5 million Americans sustain a TBI. Of those, approximately 1.1 million, or 75 percent,
sustain a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). As a result of these injuries, each year:
* 50,000 Americans die.
* Over 80,000 Americans experience the onset of long-term or lifelong disability.
* In excess of One Million Americans get emergency care for TBI.
* An estimated $56 billion in direct and indirect costs is spent.