Using hospital admissions statistics, Headway UK has compiled the first dataset on all ABI-related hospital admissions in the UK. These include non-superficial head injuries, strokes, brain tumours, encephalitis, and a variety of additional conditions.
This is the first time a picture of incidence rates for all ABI in the UK has been published, with the figures highlighting a concerning growth in the number of people sustaining injuries to the brain each year.
There were 348,453 UK admissions to hospital with acquired brain injury in 2016-17. That is 531 admissions per 100,000 of the population.
There were approximately 954 ABI admissions per day to UK hospitals in 2016-17 – or one every 90 seconds.
Men are 1.5 times more likely than women to be admitted for head injury. However, female head injury admissions have risen 23% since 2005-6.
For the full report go to: https://www.headway.org.uk/about-brain-injury/further-information/statistics/
Please note Headway UK and Headway Preston and Chorley are separate charities.