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Neurological conditions

The brain and nervous system are responsible for several essential body functions, such as breathing, heart rate, sensory information processing, and motor actions. The brain is the communication and control center for the body. The brain is also responsible for higher mental functions such as memory, planning, problem solving, and attention. Vision processing and emotional regulation are also housed in the brain.

Why it's important

Injuries to the brain or nervous system can seriously impact day to day functioning of individuals in areas such as movement, speech, emotional regulation, memory, and cognition.


- Alzheimer's Disease Deaths, NCHS 50 Leading Causes: Alzheimer's disease
- Cancer of the Brain and Central Nervous System, ICD-10 Codes C71-C72
- Parkinson's Disease Deaths, NCHS 50 Leading Causes: Parkinson's disease
- Stroke deaths, NCHS 50 Leading Causes: Cerebrovascular diseases

Cancer registry - Cancer site: Brain and cranial nerves, other nervous system

Trauma registry

Stroke among adults (BRFSS)

Concussion - Adolescents (YRBS)

Cognitive disability among adults (BRFSS)

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