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20% of Canadian adolescents report having suffered a brain injury
20% of Canadian adolescents report having suffered a brain injury (June 26, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Toronto - One in five adolescents in Ontario may have suffered a traumatic brain injury, according to a report published in JAMA. Researchers surveyed nearly 9,000 students in grades 7-12. Participants were taking part in the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health's 2011 drug use and health survey. Results showed that the estimated prevalence of TBI was 20% among the adolescents. Sports injuries were responsible for over half of the injuries that took place in the previous year, while students who frequently consumed alcohol or cannabis were more likely to suffer TBI than students who abstained.
 
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