Teen deaths by homicide, suicide and accident, ages 15-19

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Teen deaths by homicide, suicide and accident, ages 15-19

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Definitions: Numerator: Number of deaths by accident, homicide, and suicide to Georgia teen residents ages 15-19. Denominator: Number of Georgia teens ages 15-19. Rates calculation: 100,000 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: Death Certificate Records, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Health Information and Policy. Data collection is the responsibility of the Vital Records Branch.

Footnotes: These deaths (through 1998) were identified from the computer-generated “short codes” (clusters of the International Classification of Diseases [ICD-9] codes), and include all deaths with codes 50 to 62 inclusive. The ICD-10 codes were used to code cause of death on Georgia death certificates for 1999 and after. “Short codes” based on the ICD-10 classification were defined by the KIDS COUNT staff at the Rollins School of Public Health. Accidents include motor vehicle accidents and all other accidental deaths (i.e., deaths due to falls, fire, poisoning, etc.). LNE (low number event) indicates that there were 4 or fewer events on which rates would be based.