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QuickStats: Death Rates for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury,* Suicide, and Homicide§ Among Children and Adolescents aged 10–14 Years — United States, 1999–2014


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* Motor vehicle traffic injuries are identified with International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) codes V02-V04[.1,.9],V09.2,V12-V14[.3-.9],V19[.4-.6],V20-V28[.3-.9],V29-V79[.4-.9],V80[.3-.5],V81.1,V82.1,V83-V86[.0-.3],V87[.0-.8],V89.2). All motor vehicle traffic injuries are unintended.

Suicides are identified with ICD-10 codes U03, X60-X84, and Y87.0.

§ Homicides are identified with ICD-10 codes U01-U02, X85-Y09, and Y87.1.

In 1999, the mortality rate for children and adolescents aged 10–14 years for deaths from motor vehicle traffic injury (4.5 per 100,000) was about four times higher than the rate for deaths for suicide and homicide (both at 1.2). From 1999 to 2014, the death rate for motor vehicle traffic injury declined 58%, to 1.9 in 2014 (384 deaths). From 1999 to 2007, the death rate for suicide fluctuated and then doubled from 2007 (0.9) to 2014 (2.1, 425 deaths). The death rate for homicide gradually declined to 0.8 in 2014. In 2013 and 2014, the differences between death rates for motor vehicle traffic injury and suicide were not statistically significant.
Source: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data; http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm.


Reported by: Sally C. Curtin, MA, scurtin@cdc.gov, 301-458-4142; Holly Hedegaard, MD; Arialdi M. Minino, MPH; Margaret Warner, PhD.

For more information on this topic, CDC recommends the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/injury/.

Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Death Rates for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury, Suicide, and Homicide Among Children and Adolescents aged 10–14 Years — United States, 1999–2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:1203. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6543a8.

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