Definitions: Deaths to teens between age 15 and 19 per 100,000 teens in this age group.
The data are reported by place of residence, not place of death. Race/ethnic groups represented in this table are not mutually exclusive. The category of white includes only non-Hispanic white. The categories Black or African American, American Indian, and Asian and Pacific Islander include both Hispanic and non-Hispanic. Those in the Hispanic or Latino category include those identified as being in one of the non-White race groups.
Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics.
2004-2010 data: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Multiple Causes of Death Public Use Files for 2004-2010 CD-Rom.
1999-2003 data: Final Data for 1999-2003, National Vital Statistics Reports.
Population Statistics: United States resident population from the Vintage post-censal series by year, county, age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau. Available on the Internet at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race.htm
Note: The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are
not included in maps and rankings because they are not states and therefore comparisons on many
indicators of child well being are not meaningful.