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TBI Emergency Department Hospital Discharges by Mechanism
Table 10a: Emergency Department Discharges for TBI by Mechanism and Year
2000-2005
Mechanism
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Total Percent
Fall
2,059 2,504 2,596 2,806 3,009 3,494 16,468
43.2%
Struck by or against
1,469 1,590 1,598 1,719 1,845 2,077 10,298
27.0%
Motor vehicle traffic
1,036 1,050 1,084 1,240 1,315 1,446 7,171
18.8%
Other
189
227 213 225 226 292 1,372
3.6%
Transport - other
150
190 172 194 219 221 1,146
3.0%
Pedal cyclist
209
165 174 168 202 195 1,113
2.9%
Cut/pierce
17
24 26 28 43 46
184
0.5%
Natural/environmental
15
13 21 11 25 24
109
0.3%
Machinery
6
10
6 12 14 14
62
0.2%
Overexertion
7
10
8
5
8 10
48
0.1%
Pedestrian
7
7
5
5
7
3
34
0.1%
Adverse effects
2
10
6
2
2
4
26
0.1%
Drowning/submersion
1
3
4
6
1
6
21
0.1%
Poisoning
1
5
2
4
5
4
21
0.1%
Fire or hot
object/substance
1
4
5
1
11
0.03%
Firearm
4
2
1
3
10
0.03%
Suffocation
2
1
1
2
6
0.02%
Total
5,170 5,813 5,917 6,431 6,927 7,842 38,100
100%