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Traumatic Brain Injury
Occurrence and Mortality in New Hampshire
NH DPHS, Injury Surveillance Program
September 2012
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TBI Mortality by Cause, 2001-2009
Table 8: TBI Mortality by Cause and Intent
Mechanism of TBI-
Related Death
Adverse effects
NA
Legal
intervention or
war
Undetermined
Homicide
Suicide
Unintentional
Total by
Mechanism
Percent by
Mechanism
Firearm
2
1 28 552
8
591 34.6%
Motor vehicle traffic
2
1 488
491 28.7%
Fall
2
8 398
408 23.9%
Other land transport
22
22 1.3%
Struck by or against
4
13
17 1.0%
Other
0
45
1
4 26
3
57
136 8.0%
Machinery
10
10 0.6%
Pedestrian - other
10
10 0.6%
Other transport
8
8 0.5%
Cut/pierce
6
6 0.4%
Drowning
4
4 0.2%
Natural/environmental
3
3 0.2%
Pedal cyclist - other
2
2 0.1%
Adverse effects
1
1 0.1%
Poisoning
1
1 0.1%
Total by Intent
1
45
3
7 66 565 1,023
1,710
Percent by Intent
0.1% 2.6% 0.2% 0.4% 3.9% 33.0% 59.8%
Figure 8: Top 5 TBI Related Deaths by Intent and
Top 5 TBI-Related Deaths by Mechanism, 2001-2009
34.6%
28.7%
23.9%
1.3% 1.0%
59.8%
33.0%
3.9%
0.4% 0.2%
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
Firearm, 591
Motor vehicle traffic, 491
Fall, 408
Other land transport, 22
Struck by or against, 17
Unintentional, 1,023
Suicide, 565
Homicide, 66
Undetermined, 7
Legal intervention or war, 3
Percent of TBI Deaths
Mechanism
Intent
Most TBI-related deaths are unintentional or accidental (59.8%), followed by suicide
(33.0%).
The mechanism of most accidental TBI deaths is motor vehicle crashes or
falls, and the mechanism of most suicide TBI deaths are from firearms.