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Acquired Brain Injury – Key Facts and Statistics

Facts and figures from HEADWAY – the brain injury association

This includes all admissions for head injuries, strokes, brain tumours, meningitis, encephalitis, hydrocephalus, anoxia, CO poisoning, abscess and hyponatraemia.

  • 1 million
    Minimum estimate of people in the UK living with long-term effects of brain injury
  • 558
    UK residents per 100,000 sustaining a brain injury
  • Every 90 seconds
    Someone is admitted to hospital in the UK with acquired brain injury
  • 353,059
    UK admissions to hospital with acquired brain injury in 2011-12
  • 661
    Northern Ireland residents per 100,000 sustaining an acquired brain injury in 2011-12, the highest rate in the UK

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