There are an estimated 200,000 concussions or approximately 500/1000 people each year in Canada that sustain a concussion. Falls and motor vehicle accidents being the primary causes of concussion. – Dr. Martin Mrazik, University of Alberta
Sports Related Concussions account for about 20% of all concussions with young adults having the highest rates of concussions. – Dr. Martin Mrazik, University of Alberta
Hockey, football, and rugby are sports with the highest rates of concussions although athletes tend to have faster recovery times. – Dr. Martin Mrazik, University of Alberta
There is an estimated 1 in 5 lifetime risk of concussion, and children and adolescents account for over 50% of this burden.
In Alberta, 14% of male high school students and 10% of female high school students report at least one concussion in the past year.
In youth, 30% of concussions are recurrent and 30% of youth will suffer symptoms for months.