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Injury in Review, 2020 Edition: Spotlight on Traumatic Brain Injuries across the Life Course

Available in English and French. 

This report was developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

This report provides national surveillance statistics on head injuries and traumatic brain injuries across the life course, including deaths, hospitalizations and emergency department visits, using data sources including the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database of Statistics Canada; the Hospital Morbidity Database and Discharge Abstract Database of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI); the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System of CIHI;  and the Electronic Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program database (eCHIRPP). 

For information on falls and older adults please go to page 108. 

Noteworthy fall-related figures among the children age group can be found on pages 6, 38, 44, 45, and 46. Sections where falls were mentioned as a potential mechanism for TBI  among children include:  6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13.

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