Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to site content
CDC Home

QuickStats: Death Rates For Leading Causes* Among Youths Aged 12--19 Years --- National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999--2006

The figure shows death rates for leading causes among youths aged 12-19 years in the United States from 1999-2006. During 1999-2006, unintentional injuries, with a rate of 23.5 deaths per 100,000 population, were the leading cause of death for youths aged 12-19 years; 73% of deaths from unintentional injuries were motor vehicle related. Homicide (6.6 deaths per 100,000) and suicide (5.5 deaths per 100,000) were the second and third leading causes, followed by cancer (3.2 deaths per 100,000), heart disease (1.5 deaths per 100,000), and congenital anomalies (1.1 deaths per 100,000).

* Causes of death are coded according to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10). Other causes include chronic lower respiratory disease, influenza and pneumonia, other infectious diseases, stroke, and other chronic conditions, each of which accounts for <1% of all deaths.

During 1999--2006, unintentional injuries, with a rate of 23.5 deaths per 100,000 population, were the leading cause of death for youths aged 12--19 years; 73% of deaths from unintentional injuries were motor vehicle related. Homicide (6.6 deaths per 100,000) and suicide (5.5 deaths per 100,000) were the second and third leading causes, followed by cancer (3.2 deaths per 100,000), heart disease (1.5 deaths per 100,000), and congenital anomalies (1.1 deaths per 100,000).

Source: Miniño AM. Mortality among teenagers aged 12--19 years: United States, 1999--2006. NCHS data brief, no 37. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics; 2010.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows death rates for leading causes among youths aged 12-19 years in the United States from 1999-2006. During 1999-2006, unintentional injuries, with a rate of 23.5 deaths per 100,000 population, were the leading cause of death for youths aged 12-19 years; 73% of deaths from unintentional injuries were motor vehicle related. Homicide (6.6 deaths per 100,000) and suicide (5.5 deaths per 100,000) were the second and third leading causes, followed by cancer (3.2 deaths per 100,000), heart disease (1.5 deaths per 100,000), and congenital anomalies (1.1 deaths per 100,000).



Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

References to non-CDC sites on the Internet are provided as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites. URL addresses listed in MMWR were current as of the date of publication.


All MMWR HTML versions of articles are electronic conversions from typeset documents. This conversion might result in character translation or format errors in the HTML version. Users are referred to the electronic PDF version (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr) and/or the original MMWR paper copy for printable versions of official text, figures, and tables. An original paper copy of this issue can be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), Washington, DC 20402-9371; telephone: (202) 512-1800. Contact GPO for current prices.

**Questions or messages regarding errors in formatting should be addressed to mmwrq@cdc.gov.

 
USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO
A-Z Index
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #