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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.

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 2017.

Data Source

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

Definition

Deaths among persons aged 1 through 4 years

Numerator

See Data Notes under each graph

Denominator

See Data Notes under each graph

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, birth defects, and cancer.

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
Page Content Updated On 09/06/2019, Published on 09/06/2019
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