There are two types of Brain Injuries, Acquired and Traumatic (commonly known as ABI or TBI).
Below is a list statistics and links for relevant articles and research.
-700,000 Australians have a brain injury, either ABI or TBI
-2 out of every 3 people acquired a brain injury before the age of 25
-TBI rate of 107 per 100,000
-Acquired rate of 338,700 per 3.6 million
-3 out 4 aged 65 of under
-Approx 200,000 under 15 have a ABI
-55% are caused by a traffic accident
-Approx 157,500 have sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury
-42% have psychiatric disability
-39% have a sensory or speech disability
-29% have a intellectual disability
Acquired Brain Injury % by state/territory
-NSW has the highest rate in Australia of 113,300 (1.8% of the states population)
-QLD second with 74,300 (2.6% of the states population)
-VIC with 72,700 (1.9% of the states population)
-SA with 33,600 (2.2% of the states population)
-WA with 29,200 (2% of the states population)
-TAS with 7,800 (1.8% of the states population)
-ACT with 4,700 (2.3% of the states population)
-NT with 3,100 (3.6% of the states population)
Facts about the Brain.
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Support for injured people and their carers.
Facts about TBI
What happens immediately after the injury?
TBI, Get The Facts
Disability in Australia - Acquired Brain Injury
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Hearing Problems After Injury
Sensory & Perceptual Problems
Pain Management and Brain Injury
Sleeping Issues After Injury