Brain Injury Stats

  • Brain Injury is more prevalent than breast cancer, spinal cord injury and HIV/AIDS.
  • It is estimated that there are some 27,000 children with ABI in Ontairo’s schools.
  • Helmets reduce brain injury by 88%.
  • In jurisdictions where there are mandatory bike helmet laws, more people use helmets an injury rates are, on average 25% lower than in areas without helmet legislation.
  • Bicycle injuries are the third leading cause of injury for children between the ages of 10 and 14 years old, with traumatic brain injuries accounting for almost one third (29%) of all cycling-related hospital admissions.
  • Research shows that 20% of people in forensic psychiatric settings in Ontario appear to have a history of brain injury.
  • Preliminary results from a study on homelessness in Toronto have shown that 53% of homeless report a history of traumatic brain injury, 72% of which occur prior to being homeless.
  • Research shows that, of 235 provincial prison inmates interviewed, 44% reported a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
  • Each year, 50,000 Canadians suffer an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). In Ontario, 44 people sustain a brain injury EVERY DAY.
  • Close to half a million people in Ontario live with an acquired brain injury.

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Contact Information

Brain Injury Association of Windsor & Essex County
PO Box #22070 11500 Tecumseh Rd East
Windsor, ON N8N 4G6
Phone: (519) 981-1329
Email: info@biawe.com

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