Child death rate, 5-yr averages in Maine
Why This Indicator Matters
What the data shows
At a national level, child deaths are down from the rates 1900-2010, but have not changed very much since that time. KIDS COUNT Child Death Rate By way of national rankings, in 2019, 2 states were not ranked, but Maine tied for eighth among those states that were ranked for the lowest child death rates.
In Maine, in 2016-2020, the child death rate for ages 1 -14 was 1.4 per 10,000 children, the same rate as the two previous 5-year time periods. These are the lowest child death rates since at least 1993-1997.
For the latest 5-year period, 2016-2020, county data was suppressed in 7 counties due to child deaths over the 5-year period being less than 6. For the remaining 9 counties, Cumberland was the only county with a rate below 1 child per 10,000 children. Knox, Aroostook and Penobscot had the highest child death rates for ages 0 -14 at 2.6, 2.1 and 2.0 per 10,000 children respectively.
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Child death rate, 5-yr averages
Definitions: The rate of deaths from all causes to children ages 1-14. The rate is per 10,000 children ages 1-14. The data are reported by the child's place of residence, not the place of death. The year 2020 represents data for the period 2016-2020, as these are 5-year averages.
Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Data, Research and Vital Statistics.
LNE (Low number event): Data has been suppressed to preserve confidentiality. Maine CDC revised their rules to suppress both numbers and rates for sub-state level such as counties when the number is less than 6.
Data represent five-year averages, with the ultimate year of the five-year spread indicated here; 2020 represents the average of data from 2016-2020, 2019 represents the average of data from 2015-2019, etc. The rate is per 10,000 Maine children ages 1- 14.
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