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Health Indicator Report of Deaths among Children 5-14 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.


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 9 deaths in 2017.

Data Source

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


Deaths among persons aged 5 through 14 years


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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?

[ 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 09/06/2019, Published on 09/06/2019
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