March 5, 2023

Youth are at high risk of brain injuries from sports, falls, bicycle accidents, motor vehicle crashes, farming accidents, and as a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle. Rural Missouri youth are our future farmers.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) was diagnosed in more than 16,000 hospitalizations of youth in 2019. Total hospitalizations were more than 223,000 that year.

2,774 youth died from brain injury in 2020. The total TBI-related deaths that year were 64,362.

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These materials are based in part upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), United States Department of Agriculture, under sponsored project number Missouri AgrAbility Award 2022-41590-38128.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90TBSG0061-02-00, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.