Table 5

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

Case classificationSexTotal
AHT—definite or presumptive402297699
Total AHT450330780
Percentages by sex58%42%
Rates (per 100 000 person-years) by sex0.860.66
TBI without AHT—assault-related6815311212
TBI without AHT—unintentional173912793018
Total TBI without AHT*242018104230
Percentages by sex57%43%
Rates (per 100 000 person-years) by sex4.633.62
  • * Excludes 69 TBI cases with undetermined intent.

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