A recent study conducted on 1,627 brain injury patients of National Institute of Mental Health and Neurological Sciences (Nimhans) during January and March of 2010, it was found that a higher percentage of women succumbed to these injuries than men. The study also found that the number of women with brain injury was lower than men but the rate of death was higher. Out of 1,627, only 293 patients were women and 1,334 were men. But while 3.4% women died from the injuries only 1.6% men actually died.
The study has been published in the International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science. The findings of this study depicts the difference of mortality rate resulting from various conditions based on gender. At this moment there are no answers to why this occurs. The study also found that among men and women of middle and elderly age group, women were injured more severely under similar conditions. Further studies will be conducted focusing on different variables trying to decipher the reason behind this high mortality rate among women.