Child Death Statistics in the United States

The child population of the United States is over 82 million. Among this population segment, over 53,000 average children deaths occur annually bringing about a rate of 64.7 children per every 100,000. This is broken down in categories between infants, children 1 to 4 years old, and children 5 to 14 years old.

Mortality Rate

Of the 4.2 million average infant populations, the mortality rate is 6.8 per every 1,000. The mortality rate for children between the ages of 1 and 4 is 26.5 per every 100,000. For children between 5 and 14, a mortality rate of 12.9 per every 100,000 is seen.

Causes of Death

The main causes of death for children between the age of 1 and 4 are accidents from unintentional injuries and congenital malformation or deformations. For children between 5 and 14, the leading cause of death is unintentional accidents and cancer.

For 0-19 years of age, the mortality rate from natural causes is 44.1 per every 100,000. However unintentional injuries accounted for a risk of 14 children per every 100,000. Homicide and suicide occur in every 6 of 100,000 children.

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