Teen Violent Deaths

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Definitions: Updated December, 2018.

Cause-specific death rates are based on small data bases; caution must be exercised when attempting to draw conclusions. It is recommended to show the number of deaths with the rate.

Violent deaths include accidents, suicides, and homicides. External causes of death with undetermined intent are not included.

Average Annual Violent Death Rate: Three-year average number of deaths due to violent causes (accidents, suicide, and homicide) per 100,000 teens aged 15-19. Rates are based on mid-year population.

Population Source:  National Center for Health Statistics, estimates from the Vintage postcensal series with an agreement with the U.S.Census Bureau.  July 1, 2011 is from internet release July 18, 2012; July 1, 2012 is from interment release June 13, 2013; July 1, 2013 is from internet release date June 26, 2014; and July 1, 2014 is from internet release date June 30, 2015.
Population Source: National Center for Health Statistics, estimates April 1, 2010 for 2009-2011 and July 1, 2011, for 2010-2012 from the Vintage 2010 and 2011 census and postcensal series, prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau, Internet release dates November 17, 2011 and July 18, 2012, respectively.

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