Acquired brain injury in Australia
DATE: 20 August 2015
An acquired brain injury (ABI) is any damage that occurs to a person’s brain after birth.
An ABI can occur in a number of different ways, and have a range of consequences, depending on how the brain is affected.
This infographic looks at some ABI statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2012 Survey of Disability, Ageing, and Carers and Synapse.
- Australians acquire brain injuries in all stages of life, from early childhood through to older age.
- In 2012, there were over 330 000 Australians with an ABI.
- Road accidents account for almost half of all traumatic brain injury.
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