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. 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.
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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