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Child and teen death rate by race and ethnicity in United States

Child and teen death rate by race and ethnicity

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definition and Source



Deaths to children between ages 1 and 19, from all causes, per 100,000 children in this age range by race and ethnicity.
The data are reported by the place of residence, not the place where the death occurred.

Data Source

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Population Reference Bureau analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Multiple Causes of Death Microdata Files for 2005-2017 CD-Rom.

Population Statistics: U.S. Census Bureau. 2005-2017 data: State Characteristics, Population Estimates File, assessed online. 


Updated April 2020.
S – NCHS reporting standards not met.
N.A. – Data not available.

Last Updated

March 2021