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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: 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

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, 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
Page Content Updated On 04/25/2022, Published on 04/25/2022
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