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Leading causes of death (rate per 100,000) among children ages 1-14, 2002 (horizontal bar chart): Ages 1-4: Unintentional injury, 10.5; Congenital malformations, 3.4; Homicide, 2.7; Malignant neoplasms, 2.6; Diseases of the heart, 1.1; Pneumonia and influenza, 0.7; Septicemia, 0.5. Ages 5-14: Unintentional injury, 6.6; Malignant neoplasms, 2.6; Congenital malformations, 1.0; Homicide, 0.9; Suicide, 0.6; Diseases of the heart, 0.6; Chronic lower respiratory diseases, 0.3.

S ource: Kochanek KD, Murphy SL, Anderson RN, Scott C. Deaths: Final Data for 2002. National Vital Statistics Reports 2004: 53(5).