Table 3

Distribution of fatal AHT/fatal TBI cases for children under 5 years old, by calendar year of death, USA, 2003–2007

Case classificationYear of occurrenceTotal
20032004200520062007
AHT—definite or presumptive154122134140149699
AHT—probable101622141981
Total AHT164138156154168780
TBI without AHT—assault-related2422392132652531212
TBI without AHT—unintentional6406206635555403018
Total TBI without AHT*8828598768207934230
  • * Excludes 69 TBI cases with undetermined intent.

  • AHT, abusive head trauma, TBI, traumatic brain injury.