TBI among children and teens in the US are most often (72%) associated with everyday consumer products and activities, such as home furnishings and fixtures or sports, according to a new study published in the journal, Brain Injury. The study found that the top 10 leading products contributing to non-fatal traumatic brain injuries in children younger than a year to 19 years old are: floors; beds; football; stairs; bicycles; basketball; walls; chairs; soccer; and tables.
TBI from home furnishings and fixtures, primarily beds, were highest among infants and children up to 4 years old. Whereas traumatic brain injuries from sports and recreation — especially football, bicycles and basketball — were highest among children ages 5 to 19.
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