Definitions: Deaths to children between ages 1 and 19, from all causes, per 100,000 children in this age range.
The data are reported by the place of residence, not the place where the death occurred.
Data Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
2005 - 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 2003-2008
Population Statistics: U.S. Census Bureau
2001-2010 data: State Characteristics Population Estimates File, accessed online.
S – NCHS reporting standards not met. N.A. – Data not available.
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.