Mortality Rates for Children Improved Across the Board

Posted December 10, 2014
Blog Mortality Ratesfor Children Improved 2014

In the past three decades, the Unit­ed States has made across-the-board progress in improv­ing the rates of mor­tal­i­ty among chil­dren (from birth to age 19). For exam­ple, the child and teen mor­tal­i­ty rate has improved by 43%, drop­ping from 46 deaths per 100,000 chil­dren and teens in 1990 to 26 per 100,000 (rep­re­sent­ing 10,800 few­er deaths) in 2011. All racial and eth­nic groups, as well as kids of all ages, have seen declin­ing mor­tal­i­ty rates due to med­ical advances and increased safe­ty mea­sures, such as more wide­spread use of seat belts, care seats and bike helmets.

Find new health data for the nation, states and 50 largest U.S. cities in the KIDS COUNT Data Center:

Infant Mor­tal­i­ty
Infant Mor­tal­i­ty by Race
Child Deaths
Child Deaths by Race 
Teen Deaths From All Caus­es 
Teen Deaths From All Caus­es by Race
Teen Deaths by Acci­dent, Homi­cide and Suicide
Child and Teen Death Rate
Child and Teen Death Rate by Race

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