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Complete Health Indicator Report of Deaths among Children 1-4 Years Old

Definition

Deaths among persons aged 1 through 4 years

Numerator

See Data Notes under each graph

Denominator

See Data Notes under each graph

Why Is This Important?

The deaths of children present a public health concern and an opportunity for prevention. The leading cause of death for children of all ages is injury. These deaths are, for the most part, preventable.

Healthy People Objective: Reduce the rate of child deaths: Children aged 1 to 4 years

U.S. Target: 26.5 deaths per 100,000 population

How Are We Doing?

The leading causes of death among children aged 1-4 years are unintentional injury, cancer, and birth defects.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The death rate among New Jersey residents aged 1-4 years is significantly lower than the national rate and has been below the national Healthy People 2020 target of 26.5 deaths per 100,000 population for well over a decade.

What Is Being Done?

[https://www.safekids.org/ Safe Kids Worldwide] is a nonprofit organization working to protect kids on the move, at home, and at play. Safe Kids New Jersey: [https://www.safekids.org/coalition/safe-kids-new-jersey] or 732-524-3864


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Data Tables


Mortality Rate among Children 1-4 Years Old by Year, New Jersey and the United States, 2000-2020

US/NJYearDeaths per 100,000 Children Aged 1-4 YearsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 42
US200032.431.533.34,979
US200133.432.534.35,107
US200231.430.532.34,858
US200331.830.932.74,965
US200430.329.531.24,785
US200529.929.030.74,756
US200629.128.330.04,631
US200729.428.630.34,703
US200829.328.530.14,730
US200927.426.628.24,450
US201026.525.827.34,316
US201126.325.527.14,246
US201226.325.527.14,218
US201325.524.826.34,068
US201424.023.324.83,830
US201524.924.125.73,965
US201625.324.626.14,045
US201724.323.525.03,880
US201824.023.224.83,830
US201923.322.524.03,676
US202022.721.923.43,529
NJ200020.816.625.094
NJ200121.116.825.395
NJ200223.419.027.9106
NJ200323.819.328.2108
NJ200418.714.822.786
NJ200518.714.722.686
NJ200618.414.522.484
NJ200720.216.124.491
NJ200820.015.824.189
NJ200917.313.421.277
NJ201017.513.521.476
NJ201120.616.324.989
NJ201220.316.024.687
NJ201318.614.522.779
NJ201417.713.721.775
NJ201519.715.523.983
NJ201619.114.923.380
NJ201712.99.516.354
NJ201815.111.418.863
NJ201913.910.317.558
NJ202015.211.419.063

Data Notes

Numerator: Total number of deaths among persons aged 1-4 years. Denominator: Number of persons aged 1-4 years in the population.

Data Sources

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death File. CDC WONDER On-line Database accessed at [https://wonder.cdc.gov/Deaths-by-Underlying-Cause.html]
  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, [https://www.nj.gov/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development


Mortality Rate among Children 1-4 Years Old by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2000-2020

Race/Ethnicity3-year averageDeaths per 100,000 Children Aged 1-4 YearsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 57
White2000-200219.616.422.6
White2001-200319.216.122.3
White2002-200417.614.620.6
White2003-200516.914.019.9
White2004-200615.612.718.5
White2005-200716.213.319.2
White2006-200815.812.818.8
White2007-200915.712.718.8
White2008-201014.211.317.1
White2009-201115.112.118.2
White2010-201215.412.218.5
White2011-201316.913.620.2
White2012-201416.613.219.9
White2013-201517.614.121.0
White2014-201616.413.019.7
White2015-201716.212.819.5
White2016-201814.111.017.2
White2017-201913.110.116.2
White2018-202011.48.614.3
Black2000-200240.731.949.4
Black2001-200346.036.755.4
Black2002-200451.841.961.8
Black2003-200543.334.152.4
Black2004-200639.030.247.7
Black2005-200742.132.951.3
Black2006-200847.437.557.3
Black2007-200945.435.755.1
Black2008-201037.628.846.5
Black2009-201135.226.643.8
Black2010-201237.028.145.9
Black2011-201338.329.247.4
Black2012-201438.629.447.7
Black2013-201534.225.542.8
Black2014-201634.425.743.2
Black2015-201728.520.536.4
Black2016-201829.621.437.8
Black2017-201926.518.734.4
Black2018-202031.222.639.7
Hispanic2000-200219.814.325.4
Hispanic2001-200321.115.526.6
Hispanic2002-200417.212.422.1
Hispanic2003-200517.913.122.8
Hispanic2004-200616.111.720.6
Hispanic2005-200716.612.121.0
Hispanic2006-200817.112.621.5
Hispanic2007-200917.212.821.6
Hispanic2008-201019.114.523.8
Hispanic2009-201118.814.223.4
Hispanic2010-201220.715.925.6
Hispanic2011-201319.114.423.7
Hispanic2012-201416.912.521.2
Hispanic2013-201514.810.718.8
Hispanic2014-201617.613.222.0
Hispanic2015-201715.511.419.6
Hispanic2016-201815.411.319.5
Hispanic2017-201913.09.216.7
Hispanic2018-202015.111.119.1

Data Notes

Data for White and Black do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. The number of deaths among Asians is too small to calculate a reliable rate. Numerator: Total number of race/ethnicity-specific deaths among persons aged 1-4 years. Denominator: Number of race/ethnicity-specific persons aged 1-4 years in the population.

Data Sources

  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, [https://www.nj.gov/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development


Leading Causes of Death among Children 1-4 Years Old by Year and Cause, New Jersey, 2000-2020

Leading Causes of Death 1-4YearPercent of Deaths Among Children Aged 1-4 YearsNumer- ator
Record Count: 63
Unintentional Injury200025.524
Unintentional Injury200125.324
Unintentional Injury200222.624
Unintentional Injury200326.929
Unintentional Injury200419.817
Unintentional Injury200520.918
Unintentional Injury200617.915
Unintentional Injury200720.919
Unintentional Injury200825.823
Unintentional Injury200918.214
Unintentional Injury201022.417
Unintentional Injury201122.520
Unintentional Injury201223.020
Unintentional Injury201324.119
Unintentional Injury201417.313
Unintentional Injury201520.517
Unintentional Injury201627.522
Unintentional Injury201724.113
Unintentional Injury201828.618
Unintentional Injury201919.011
Unintentional Injury202027.017
Cancer200011.711
Cancer200112.612
Cancer20029.410
Cancer20033.74
Cancer200410.59
Cancer200510.59
Cancer200619.016
Cancer20076.66
Cancer200811.210
Cancer20097.86
Cancer20109.27
Cancer20119.08
Cancer201213.812
Cancer20136.35
Cancer201414.711
Cancer201516.914
Cancer20168.87
Cancer201711.16
Cancer201811.17
Cancer201912.17
Cancer202012.78
Birth Defects20004.34
Birth Defects20019.59
Birth Defects200213.214
Birth Defects200310.211
Birth Defects200414.012
Birth Defects200515.113
Birth Defects200613.111
Birth Defects200713.212
Birth Defects20086.76
Birth Defects20097.86
Birth Defects20106.65
Birth Defects201115.714
Birth Defects201210.39
Birth Defects201313.911
Birth Defects201410.78
Birth Defects20158.47
Birth Defects20168.87
Birth Defects201713.07
Birth Defects20186.34
Birth Defects201910.36
Birth Defects202014.39

Data Notes

Numerator: Cause-specific deaths among persons aged 1-4 years. Denominator: Total number of deaths among persons aged 1-4 years. Note that this table/graph shows percentages, not rates. Unintentional injuries are commonly referred to as "accidents." All other causes had fewer than 5 deaths each in 2020.

Data Source

Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health

References and Community Resources

NJDOH Family Health Services: [http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/] NJ Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board: [http://www.nj.gov/dcf/news/reportsnewsletters/taskforce/fatality_reports.html] NJDOH Childhood Cancer Reports: [http://www.nj.gov/health/ces/reports.shtml] NJDOH Birth Defects Registry: [http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/sch/]

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