QuickStats: Death Rates* for Children and Adolescents Aged 1–14 Years, by Sex — United States, 1999–2014
Weekly / April 1, 2016 / 65(12);333
* Deaths per 100,000 population.
In 2014, the crude death rate among children and adolescents aged 1–14 years was 15.9 per 100,000 population, a reduction of 30.6% from 22.9 per 100,000 population in 1999. During 1999–2014, the death rate decreased 30.0% for boys and 31.1% for girls; the death rate was higher for boys than girls throughout the period.
Source: CDC. Underlying cause of death 1999–2014. CDC WONDER. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2015. http://wonder.cdc.gov/.
Reported by: Arialdi M. Minino, MPH, 301-458-4376, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Death Rates for Children and Adolescents Aged 1–14 Years, by Sex — United States, 1999–2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:333. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6512a9external icon.
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