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Traumatic Brain Injury
Occurrence and Mortality in New Hampshire
NH DPHS, Injury Surveillance Program
September 2012
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Inpatient Discharges for TBI Occurrences by Diagnosis
NOTE: The total numbers here are slightly higher than the total count of patients
because some patients had more than one type of head injury. These data have been
de-duplicated as much as possible.
Table 11a: Count of Inpatient Discharges, TBI Occurrences by Diagnosis, across
Principle Diagnosis and All Secondary Diagnosis’ Fields, 2001-2009
TBI Diagnosis
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total
Facture of Vault or Base of Skull 175 180 191 221 224 246 294 287 291
2109
Other Skull Fractures
13
18 13 14 25 9 14
18
19
143
Intracranial Injury or Concussion 427 438 482 528 508 509 608 628 680
4808
Head Injury, unspecified
77
89 79 62 83 95 114
90 109
798
Shaken Infant Syndrome
2
4 2
1 2 1
12
Total
694 729 767 825 841 861 1031 1023 1099 7870
Table 11b: Percent of Inpatient Discharges, TBI Occurrences by Diagnosis, across
Principle Diagnosis and All Secondary Diagnosis’ Fields, 2001-2009
TBI Diagnosis
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total
Facture of Vault or Base of Skull 25% 25% 25% 27% 27% 29% 29% 28% 26% 27%
Other Skull Fractures
2%
2% 2% 2% 3% 1% 1%
2%
2% 2%
Intracranial Injury or Concussion 62% 60% 63% 64% 60% 59% 59% 61% 62% 61%
Head Injury, unspecified
11% 12% 10% 8% 10% 11% 11%
9% 10% 10%
Shaken Infant Syndrome
0.3% 0.5% 0.3%
0.1% 0.2% 0.1%
0.2%
The table above clearly shows the highest percent of total Inpatient discharges of total
TBI diagnoses are for Intra-Cranial Concussion (59% to 64%), followed by Fracture of
the Vault or Base of Skull (25% to 29%), and lastly unspecified head injury (9% to 12%).
The annual numbers for other skull fractures and abusive head trauma (also known as
shaken infant syndrome) are too small to generate statistically significant information.