Child Mortality Due to Injury

In 2005, unintentional injuries caused the deaths of 1,664 children aged 1–4 years and 2,415 children aged 5–14 years. In 2005, motor vehicle crashes, followed by drowning, fires and burns were the most common causes of unintentional injury death among children aged 1–4 and 5–14 years. Unintentional injuries due to motor vehicle crashes caused 3.2 and 3.3 deaths per 100,000 children aged 1–4 and 5–14 years, respectively.

In addition, 375 children aged 1–4 years were the victims of homicide in 2005 and 613 children aged 5–14 years were the victims of homicide or suicide (data not shown).

Leading Causes of Death Among Children Aged 1-14, 2005 [D]

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