Traumatic Brain Injuries in Sports Essay

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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY IN THE UNITED STATES Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations and Deaths 2002 – 2006 Prepared by: the Division of Injury Response, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Traumatic Brain Injury In The United States: Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations and Deaths 2002 – 2006 is a publication of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, Director National Center for Injury Control and Prevention: Robin Ikeda, MD, MPA, Acting Director Division of Injury Response: Richard C. Hunt, MD, FACEP, Director Authors from the Division of Injury Response: Mark Faul, PhD, MS, Behavioral Scientist Likang Xu, MD, MS, Mathematical Statistician Marlena M. Wald, MPH, MLS, Epidemiologist Victor Coronado, MD, MPH, Medical Officer The authors would like to thank Dr. Vikas Kapil and Dr. Lisa McGuire for their editorial comments as well as, Karen Thomas, MPH, for her programming assistance. The authors also offer sincere appreciation to the many advisors for this report including Dionne J. Williams, MPS and Kevin Webb for their guidance. Suggested citation: Faul M, Xu L, Wald MM, Coronado V. Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations and Deaths, 2002-2006. Atlanta, Georgia: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; 2010. The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Power of Data… Society is more likely to wage a battle against the ravages of traumatic brain

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