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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. Injury is one of the leading causes of death for children of all ages. 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 10 deaths in 2020.

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?

The leading causes of death among children aged 5-14 years are cancer and unintentional injury.

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 04/26/2022, Published on 04/26/2022
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