UK: Every 90 seconds someone is admitted to hospital with a brain injury

New statistics released by Headway also reveal that there has been an increase in women suffering head injury.

It is the first time a picture of incidence rates for all ABI in the UK has been published. Using hospital admissions statistics, the dataset includes non-superficial head injuries, strokes, brain tumours, encephalitis, and a variety of additional conditions. It showed the number of females being admitted to hospitals in the UK with non-superficial head injuries has risen by 24% since 2005-06. While males remain 1.6 times more likely to be admitted for a head injury, the data reveals that women are increasingly at risk and appear to be catching up with their male counterparts.
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