Half of all TBIs are due to transportation accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. These accidents are the major cause of TBI in people under age 75.
For those 75 and older, falls cause the majority of TBIs.
Approximately 20 % of TBIs are due to violence, such as firearm assaults and child abuse, and about 3 % are due to sports injuries. Fully half of TBI incidents involve alcohol use.
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