United States
Child Mortality, 2007
Number and Rate of Child Deaths, per 100,000 Population (2007)
Total Child Population Number of Child Deaths Child Mortality Rate
(Ages 0-19)        
82,304,668 53,287 64.7
Infant Mortality Number and Rate, per 1,000 Live Births (2007)
Number of Live Births Number of Infant Deaths Infant Mortality Rate
(Ages 0-1)        
4,273,543 29,138 6.8
Selected Causes of Death, Ages 0-19, per 100,000 Population (2007)
Cause   Number of Deaths Mortality Rate
Natural   36,272 44.1
  Perinatal Conditions   14,570 17.7
  Congenital Anomalies 6,896 8.4
  Neoplasms   2,302 2.8
  Respiratory Disease   1,442 1.8
  Circulatory Disease   1,666 2.0
  Nervous System Disease 1,609 2.0
  SIDS   2,453 3.0
Unintentional Injury   11,560 14.0
  Motor Vehicle   6,683 8.1
  Drowning   1,056 1.3
  Fire/Burn   544 0.7
  Poisoning   972 1.2
  Suffocation/Strangulation 1,263 1.5
  Firearm   138 0.2
Homicide   3,345 4.1
  Firearm   2,186 2.7
Suicide   1,665 2.0
  Firearm   683 0.8
  Suffocation/Strangulation 739 0.9
  Poisoning   133 0.2
Source: National Center for Health Statistics
Rates based on 20 or fewer deaths may be unstable.  Use with caution.


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