ANNUAL CDC UPDATEIncidence of Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States, 2003Rutland-Brown, Wesley MPH; Langlois, Jean A. ScD, MPH; Thomas, Karen E. MPH; Xi, Yongli Lily MSSection Editor(s): Caplan, Bruce PhD, ABPP Author Information Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Injury Response, Atlanta, Ga. Corresponding author: Jean A. Langlois, ScD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Injury Response, Atlanta, GA 30341 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). The findings and conclusions in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation: November-December 2006 - Volume 21 - Issue 6 - p 544-548 Buy Abstract Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important public health problem in the United States. In 2003, there were an estimated 1,565,000 TBIs in the United States: 1,224,000 emergency department visits, 290,000 hospitalizations, and 51,000 deaths. Findings were similar to those from previous years in which rates of TBI were highest for young children (aged 0–4) and men, and the leading causes of TBI were falls and motor vehicle traffic. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.