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Veliz P, McCabe SE, Eckner JT, Schulenberg JE. Prevalence of Concussion Among US Adolescents and Correlated Factors. 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.
This study used cross-sectional data from the 2016 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey, an annual, in-school survey of US students in grades 8, 10, and 12.3 Response rates for the 2016 MTF survey were 90% for grade 8, 89% for grade 10, and 81% for grade 12. The institutional review board at the University of Michigan approved this study. A waiver of informed consent was sent to parents providing them a means to decline their child’s participation if necessary.
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