Child Deaths - Ages 1-14

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Why This Indicator Matters

Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death among children and youth, accounting for nearly 33% of all deaths among children ages one to four, five to nine, and ten to fourteen. High rates of child mortality within communities can suggest underlying issues such as violent neighborhoods or inadequate child supervision.  It can also point to major inequities including lack of access to health care, high exposure to environmental toxins, or unsafe places for youth to play.
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This data presents the total number of child deaths for a five-year period by state, county, and town.

Data Source:

Connecticut Department of Public Health, published data, 1995–2011; U.S. Census Bureau, 1990 Census, Summary File 1, Table P011 – Age; U.S. Census, 2000 Census, Summary File 1, Table P12 – Sex by Age, Total Population

Footnotes:

Rates per 100,000 children are calculated as the number of deaths from all causes of children between one and 14 years of age for the reporting period divided by the total number of children in that age group, then multiplied by 100,000. The total number of children ages one to 14 is estimated by applying the 1990 or 2000 Census proportions to the population estimates from the Connecticut Department of Public Health for that year.

Counts fewer than 6 - excluding zeroes - are suppressed. Rates for towns in which fewer than 5 children died are not calculated because of the unreliability of calculations based on small numbers.


NA = Not Available
* =  Suppressed count
a = Suppressed rate