ILA 5: TBI-Related Injuries

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The chart above displays the differences in the average rates of TBI-related injuries between individuals from 0-4 years of age and 65+ years of age. The previous chart I recreated, showed the differences in the average rates of TBI-related injuries in two different age groups that were closer in age. The chart above analyzes two completely different and diverse age groups. It is shocking to me that individuals ages 65+ experience, on average, more TBI-related injuries than those in their adolescents, as found in my previous chart. On average, individuals 65+ years of age experience almost 5 times more TBI-related injuries than individuals under the age of 4. This surprises me to some extent. Why would individuals 65+ experience the most TBI-related injuries out of any other age group? My research topic explores the concussion rates in high school football players and compares them between those who wore a safety certified helmet and those who did not. This data shows that TBI-related injuries can occur at any stage of life and there are multiple causes as well.

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2 responses to “ILA 5: TBI-Related Injuries

  1. it’s interesting that ages 65+ have so many of the TBI related injuries. I would be interested to know how many there are from ages 12-20 (ish) because with all the sports that high school and middle schoolers play, it might be a lot more than 65 year olds. That would be an cool thing to include.

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    • The chart I recreated last week involved the age group 15-24 and their average rate of TBI-related injuries were significantly lower (almost 3 times lower) than those experienced by individuals 65+. It was really shocking to me that these older individuals were experiencing more of these types of injuries than those who are involved with sports.

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