This original point prevalence study provides sociodemographic
characteristics and Canadian household prevalence rates of adults (15 years
and older) with disability who have survived a traumatic brain injury (TBI)
and the type, number, and prevalence rates of co-occurring disabilities.
This report is based on the Health and Activity Limitation Survey, a
national survey conducted by Statistics Canada in 1986-87. The overall
household prevalence rate of TBI is 62.3/100,000 adults (95% confidence
interval = 54.0, 70.5). Gender-specific rates are 81.3/100,000 males and
44.2/100,000 females, with a 1.8:1 male-to- female ratio. Rates are highest
in the 45-64 age range, 3 times those in the 15-24 age group. Eighty-four
percent of adults with TBI have co- occurring disabilities (median = 2),
the most prevalent being limited mobility and agility.