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Definitions of TBI, including those for concussion or mild TBI (mTBI), vary across studies, making it difficult to compare findings. Definitions in use include those from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Marr and Coronado 2004) and the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD 2009). Because the Va/DoD clinical definition is among the most recently developed and addresses issues specific to TBI among service members, veterans, and civilians, it is summarized here:

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Table 1–1. Glasgow Coma Scale scores
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Table 1–2. Severity of brain injury stratification
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Table 1–3. Comparison of mild TBI with moderate and severe TBI

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