DefinitionDeaths among persons aged 5 through 14 years
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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.
How Are We Doing?Approximately 100 children ages 5-14 years die in New Jersey each year. The leading causes of death among children aged 5-14 years are cancer, unintentional injury, and birth defects.
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