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.
NotesNumerator: 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 2015.
Data SourceDeath Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
DefinitionDeaths among persons aged 5 through 14 years
NumeratorSee Data Notes under each graph
DenominatorSee Data Notes under each graph
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?[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 07/20/2017, Published on 07/20/2017