A new NCHS report presents national estimates of lifetime symptomatology and health care professional diagnoses of concussions or brain injuries as reported by a knowledgeable adult, usually a parent, in children aged 0–17 years using data from the 2020 National Health Interview Survey.
- In 2020, 6.8% of children aged 17 years and under had ever had symptoms of a concussion or brain injury.
- Non-Hispanic White children were more likely than children of other race and Hispanic-origin groups to have ever had symptoms of a concussion or brain injury.
- The percentage of children aged 17 years and under who had ever had a diagnosis of a concussion or brain injury by a health care provider was 3.9%.
- Compared with their peers, boys (4.7%) and non-Hispanic White children (5.2%) were more likely to have ever had a diagnosis of a concussion or brain injury.