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Table 1 Leading clinical causes and types of TBI in the United States 2002 - 2006 [2]

From: Experimental traumatic brain injury

Cause Percentage of Physical mechanism Primary brain
injury
  TBI TBI-related
deaths
  
Falls 35.2% 18.9% impact resulting in the acceleration of the head and brain [125, 126] closed head injury
Road traffic accidents 17.3% 31.8% impact and acceleration of the head and brain [125, 127] closed head injury
Struck by/against events 16.5% 0.7% impact resulting in the acceleration of the head and brain [125, 126] closed head injury