U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

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Leading Causes of Death Among Adolescents Aged 15-19, 2007

Death rate per 100,000 population:

  • Unintentional injury 30.3
  • Homicide 10.4
  • Suicide 6.9
  • Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 3.2
  • Heart disease 1.6

Source II.8: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System

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