4: Unintentional Injury Deaths
among Children 0 to 19 Years,
United States, 2000 – 2005
4.1: Injury Deaths by Age Group
The proportion of unintentional injury deaths represented by each age group varied. Of the 73,052 deaths among children 0 to 19 years of age during 2000-2005, 40,374 deaths (56%) occurred among those 15 to 19 years, followed by 10,203 (14%) among those 1 to 4 years of age. (Fig 3)
The death rate for unintentional injury was 15.0 per 100,000 children. The rate was highest among those 15 to 19 years (33.1 per 100,000) followed by those less than 1, 1 to 4, 10 to 14, respectively, and lowest among those 5 to 9 years. (Fig 4)
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