[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Views 1,348
Citations 0
Research Letter
September 26, 2017

Prevalence of Concussion Among US Adolescents and Correlated Factors

Author Affiliations
  • 1Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 3Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
JAMA. 2017;318(12):1180-1182. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.9087

Little is known about the prevalence and correlates of concussions among US adolescents. A regional study of Canadian adolescents found that approximately 20% had sustained a concussion.1,2 Providing a national baseline of concussion prevalence and correlates is necessary to target and monitor prevention efforts to reduce these types of injuries during this important developmental period.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview