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Leading Causes of Death Among Children Aged 1-14, 2007

Leading causes of death among children aged 1-14, 2007
Age Group Type of Injury Death Rate per 100,000 Population
in Specified Age Group

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

1-4 Years Unintentional Injury 9.6
Congenital Anomalies 3.3
Homicide 2.4
Malignant Neoplasms (cancer) 2.2
Heart Disease 1.1
Influenza and Pneumonia 0.7
Septicemia 0.5
Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period 0.4
In situ, Benign or Other Neoplasms 0.4
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 0.3
5-14 Years Unintentional Injury 5.5
Malignant Neoplasms (cancer) 2.4
Congenital Anomalies 0.9
Homicide 0.9
Heart Disease 0.6
Suicide 0.5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 0.3
Influenza and Pneumonia 0.3
Benign Neoplasms 0.2
Cerebrovascular Diseases 0.2

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