Incidence and mortality of traumatic brain injury in Norwegian children over 10 years

Takeaway

  • Incidence rates and mortality of moderate and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) are low in Mid-Norway compared with international reports, likely due to national prevention of road traffic accidents (RTA) and safety regulations protecting children from falling injuries.

Why this matters

  • Epidemiological characterization of moderate and severe TBI in children is lacking and is needed to inform policymakers and contribute information to reduce the occurrence of TBI.