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

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.


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, [ State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development


Deaths among persons aged 1 through 4 years


See Data Notes under each graph


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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?

[ Safe Kids Worldwide] is a nonprofit organization working to protect kids on the move, at home, and at play. Safe Kids New Jersey: [] or 732-524-3864
Page Content Updated On 04/25/2022, Published on 04/25/2022
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