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Child & teen death in Oklahoma

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Death counts are a three-year average of yearly totals. Rate of death measures the portion of children or teens in the specified age range who die, and is calculated for every 100,000 children in the specified age range. Causes of death include diseases, accidents and violence (murder, suicide and deaths that occur during legal interventions). The data is reported by place of residence, not place of death.  

Data Source

Death data provided by Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH).  Base population data uses U.S. Bureau of the Census, Population Estimates Division.


The state total may vary from the total of all counties since the state total may include deaths for which the county of residence was unknown or may vary due to rounding.  Numbers and rates may differ from an earlier Oklahoma Kids Count Factbook due to the availability of updated or corrected data. Three year average numbers and rates are used to improve reliability of comparisons in small areas. If the total number of deaths is less than five, the data are suppressed for confidentiality purposes. County Numbers/Rates that are listed as S have been suppressed. 

Last Updated

December 2023