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 13 December 2018
Confidence Intervals
Child deaths.