CDC survey: 1 in 7 teenagers had a sports concussion in 2017
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducts a survey on the health of American teenagers every two years.
This year, they added the question, “Have you suffered a concussion from a sport or physical activity at least once in the previous year?”
They were shocked to find 15 percent responded “Yes.”
No government survey has ever recorded a number this high, which is a positive sign that education and awareness efforts are working.
But, as concussion numbers continue to rise and expose this previously hidden epidemic, we wonder — where is the ceiling?