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.
NotesNumerator: Total number of deaths among persons aged 5-14 years. Denominator: Number of persons aged 5-14 years in the population.
- 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
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