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Child deaths (5-year totals) in South Dakota

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Why This Indicator Matters

Once a child survives the first year of life, mortality drops sharply. Child deaths are the number of deaths from all causes per 100,000 children ages 1-14 years. The rate is a reflection of the physical, mental, and emotional health of children. Motor vehicle crashes are a significant cause of child deaths in South Dakota.
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Definition and Source



The child mortality rate for children ages 1-14 from all causes.
The rate is deaths from all causes per 100,000 children ages 1-14.

Data Source

South Dakota Department of Health -


NA - Data not reported if there are less than 3 deaths.
Confidence intervals for child deaths can be found here
NOTES - Confidence intervals are reported to capture the variability of events and can be found here Child deaths (5-year totals).

Last Updated

October 2023