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.
NotesData for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. ** Number of deaths is too small to calculate a reliable rate. Numerator: Total number of race/ethnicity-specific deaths among persons aged 5-14 years. Denominator: Number of race/ethnicity-specific persons aged 5-14 years in the population.
- 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
DefinitionDeaths among persons aged 5 through 14 years
NumeratorSee Data Notes under each graph
DenominatorSee Data Notes under each graph
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?[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 https://www.safekids.org/coalition/safe-kids-new-jersey] or 732-524-3864
Page Content Updated On 04/26/2022, Published on 04/26/2022