Table 2

Injury-related details reported
Research study Injury severity Mean age at first injury Injury preceded homelessness (%) Sex differences Lifetime history of TBI
Oddy et al. (2012) 81% mild 19.9 90% TBI more prevalent among males in the sample; no significant sex related difference between number of injuries 52.1% reported more than one injury
Hwang et al. (2008) 66% mild 17.8 70% TBI significantly more common among white males in the sample 60% reported more than one injury
Kim et al. (2007) 64% moderate or severe Homeless participants with a TBI significantly younger than non-homeless pariticipants1 NR NR NR

NR, Not reported.

1Age at first injury not documented; at time of admission to the neurosurgery department for TBI, homeless participants were significantly younger than non-homeless participants.

Topolovec-Vranic et al.

Topolovec-Vranic et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:1059   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-1059

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