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Complete Health Indicator Report of Deaths among Children 5-14 Years Old

Definition

Deaths among persons aged 5 through 14 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. Injury is one of the leading causes of death for children of all ages. These deaths are, for the most part, preventable.

How Are We Doing?

The leading causes of death among children aged 5-14 years are cancer and unintentional injury.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The death rate among New Jersey residents aged 5-14 years is consistently lower than the national rate.

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 https://www.safekids.org/coalition/safe-kids-new-jersey] or 732-524-3864


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Data Tables


Mortality Rate among Children 5-14 Years Old by Year, New Jersey and the United States, 2000-2020

US/NJYearDeaths per 100,000 Children Aged 5-14 YearsLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 42
US200018.017.618.57,413
US200117.216.817.67,095
US200217.417.017.87,150
US200316.916.517.36,954
US200416.716.317.16,834
US200516.315.916.76,602
US200615.214.815.56,149
US200715.214.815.56,147
US200813.913.514.35,651
US200913.813.514.25,651
US201012.912.513.25,279
US201113.212.813.55,401
US201212.612.313.05,200
US201313.012.613.35,340
US201412.712.413.15,250
US201513.212.813.55,411
US201613.413.113.85,503
US201713.613.213.95,571
US201813.312.913.65,450
US201913.413.113.85,497
US202013.713.414.15,623
NJ200013.111.015.1156
NJ200112.210.214.2147
NJ200214.512.416.7175
NJ200312.310.314.2147
NJ200412.010.013.9142
NJ200512.710.714.8149
NJ200610.88.912.7125
NJ200712.410.414.5142
NJ20089.17.310.8103
NJ20099.77.911.5110
NJ20109.47.611.2108
NJ201110.08.111.8114
NJ20129.67.811.4109
NJ20139.17.410.9103
NJ201411.39.413.3127
NJ20159.77.911.6108
NJ20169.57.711.4105
NJ20179.57.611.3104
NJ201812.09.914.0131
NJ201910.28.312.2111
NJ20206.95.48.575

Data Notes

Numerator: Total number of deaths among persons aged 5-14 years. Denominator: Number of persons aged 5-14 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 5-14 Years Old by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2000-2020

Race/Ethnicity3-year averageDeaths per 100,000 Children Aged 5-14 YearsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 76
White2000-200211.09.612.4
White2001-200311.39.912.7
White2002-200411.29.812.6
White2003-200511.09.612.4
White2004-200610.79.312.2
White2005-200710.89.412.3
White2006-20089.68.211.0
White2007-20098.67.29.9
White2008-20107.56.38.8
White2009-20117.76.49.0
White2010-20128.06.79.3
White2011-20138.77.410.1
White2012-20149.48.010.9
White2013-20159.27.810.7
White2014-20168.47.09.8
White2015-20177.76.39.1
White2016-20187.96.59.3
White2017-20198.67.210.1
White2018-20207.76.39.1
Black2000-200224.220.228.2
Black2001-200324.220.228.2
Black2002-200424.720.628.8
Black2003-200523.619.627.7
Black2004-200620.016.223.7
Black2005-200719.015.322.7
Black2006-200816.212.719.6
Black2007-200917.513.921.2
Black2008-201016.212.619.8
Black2009-201117.513.821.2
Black2010-201216.913.220.6
Black2011-201317.313.621.1
Black2012-201417.213.420.9
Black2013-201517.313.521.1
Black2014-201617.313.521.1
Black2015-201716.012.219.7
Black2016-201817.713.821.6
Black2017-201917.613.621.5
Black2018-202015.812.019.5
Hispanic2000-200212.89.815.6
Hispanic2001-200311.58.714.2
Hispanic2002-200411.68.914.3
Hispanic2003-20058.76.311.0
Hispanic2004-200610.07.512.5
Hispanic2005-200710.98.413.5
Hispanic2006-200811.08.413.5
Hispanic2007-200910.88.313.3
Hispanic2008-201010.17.812.5
Hispanic2009-20119.97.612.2
Hispanic2010-20129.37.111.4
Hispanic2011-20137.45.59.3
Hispanic2012-20148.36.310.3
Hispanic2013-20159.37.211.4
Hispanic2014-201610.28.112.4
Hispanic2015-201710.18.012.3
Hispanic2016-201811.28.913.4
Hispanic2017-201911.18.913.2
Hispanic2018-202010.08.012.1
Asian2000-20029.15.113.1
Asian2001-2003**2.99.4
Asian2002-2004**2.58.6
Asian2003-20058.75.012.5
Asian2004-20068.54.912.2
Asian2005-200710.26.314.2
Asian2006-20088.44.911.9
Asian2007-200910.06.213.8
Asian2008-20107.14.010.2
Asian2009-20118.65.211.9
Asian2010-20126.63.79.5
Asian2011-2013**3.18.5
Asian2012-2014**2.47.2
Asian2013-2015**2.87.8
Asian2014-20167.64.510.6
Asian2015-20176.63.89.4
Asian2016-20188.75.512.0
Asian2017-20198.15.011.2
Asian2018-20209.05.812.2

Data Notes

Data for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. ** Number of deaths is too small to calculate a reliable rate. Numerator: Total number of race/ethnicity-specific deaths among persons aged 5-14 years. Denominator: Number of race/ethnicity-specific persons aged 5-14 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 5-14 Years Old by Year and Cause, New Jersey, 2000-2020

Leading Causes of Death 5-14YearPercent of Deaths Among Children Aged 5-14 YearsNumer- ator
Record Count: 60
Cancer200019.230
Cancer200116.324
Cancer200219.434
Cancer200321.131
Cancer200414.821
Cancer200522.834
Cancer200618.423
Cancer200715.522
Cancer200813.614
Cancer200923.626
Cancer201024.126
Cancer201119.322
Cancer201227.530
Cancer201321.422
Cancer201415.019
Cancer201520.422
Cancer201616.217
Cancer201725.026
Cancer201816.822
Cancer201924.327
Cancer202024.018
Unintentional Injury200021.233
Unintentional Injury200138.156
Unintentional Injury200232.056
Unintentional Injury200329.343
Unintentional Injury200426.137
Unintentional Injury200522.834
Unintentional Injury200624.831
Unintentional Injury200729.642
Unintentional Injury200825.226
Unintentional Injury200916.418
Unintentional Injury201014.816
Unintentional Injury201122.826
Unintentional Injury201223.926
Unintentional Injury201314.615
Unintentional Injury201418.123
Unintentional Injury201515.717
Unintentional Injury201620.021
Unintentional Injury201717.318
Unintentional Injury201817.623
Unintentional Injury201913.515
Unintentional Injury202020.015

Data Notes

Numerator: Cause-specific deaths among persons aged 5-14 years. Denominator: Total number of deaths among persons aged 5-14 years. Note that this table/graph shows percentages, not rates. Unintentional injuries are commonly referred to as "accidents." All other causes had fewer than 10 deaths 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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