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.
Phil Veliz, Sean E. McCabe, James T. Eckner, John E. Schulenberg. Prevalence of Concussion Among US Adolescents and Correlated Factors. JAMA. 2017;318(12):1180–1182. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.9087