Table 4

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

Case classificationAge in yearsTotal
AHT—definite or presumptive393140854536699
Total AHT444153934941780
Percentages by year of age*57%20%12%6%5%
Rates (per 100 000 person-years) by year of age2.140.750.450.240.200.76
TBI without AHT—assault-related596248175115781212
TBI without AHT—unintentional6427356205604613018
Total TBI without AHT12389837956755394230
Percentages by year of age*29%23%19%16%13%
Rates (per 100 000 person-years) by year of age5.974.793.883.322.684.14
  • * Percentages are calculated across cases 0–4 years old.

  • Excludes 69 TBI cases with undetermined intent.

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