Child deaths

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Why This Indicator Matters

Worldwide, accidents kill one million children each year and injure or permanently disable many more. In the United States, injury is a leading cause of death for children, accounting for over one third of all deaths among children ages one to four, and over half of deaths among teens ages 15 to 19.
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Definitions: Five-year Average Death Rates per 100,000 Children 1-14 Years of Age

Data Source: Delaware Health Statistics Center

Footnotes: Some Delaware indicators are presented as three- or five- year averages because rates based on small numbers of events in this modestly-populated state can vary dramatically from year to year. A three- or five- year average is less susceptible to distortion. In these cases, it is helpful to look at trends rather than at actual numbers, rates or percentages due to the small numbers.