Child deaths in South Dakota

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Why This Indicator Matters

Once a child survives the first year of life, mortality drops sharply. Child deaths are the number of deaths from all causes per 100,000 children ages 1-14 years. The rate is a reflection of the physical, mental, and emotional health of children. Motor vehicle crashes are a significant cause of child deaths in South Dakota.
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Definitions: Deaths for children ages 1-14 from all causes.

The rate is deaths from all causes per 100,000 children ages 1-14.

Data Source: South Dakota Department of Health -

Footnotes: LNE= Low Number of Events.
The South Dakota Department of Health policy prohibits publishing vital events in cells with less than three events at the county level.
Updated 4 November 2019
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Child deaths.