United States
Child Mortality, 2010
Number and Rate of Child Deaths, per 100,000 Population (2010)
Total Child Population Number of Child Deaths Child Mortality Rate
(Ages 0-19)        
83,267,556 45,068 54.1
Infant Mortality Number and Rate, per 1,000 Live Births (2010)
Number of Live Births Number of Infant Deaths Infant Mortality Rate
(Ages 0-1)        
3,944,153 24,586 6.2
Selected Causes of Death, Ages 0-19, per 100,000 Population (2010)
Cause   Number of Deaths Mortality Rate
Natural   31,171 37.4
  Perinatal Conditions   12,093 14.5
  Congenital Anomalies 6,114 7.3
  Neoplasms   2,160 2.6
  Respiratory Disease   1,314 1.6
  Circulatory Disease   1,477 1.8
  Nervous System Disease 1,418 1.7
  SIDS   2,063 2.5
Unintentional Injury   8,684 10.4
  Motor Vehicle   4,419 5.3
  Drowning   1,027 1.2
  Fire/Burn   365 0.4
  Poisoning   838 1.0
  Suffocation/Strangulation 1,176 1.4
  Firearm   134 0.2
Homicide   2,808 3.4
  Firearm   1,790 2.1
Suicide   1,933 2.3
  Firearm   749 0.9
  Suffocation/Strangulation 926 1.1
  Poisoning   121 0.1
- Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics.
- CDC WONDER On-line Database, CDC WISQARS On-line Database. Data accessed on 12/4/2012.
- Rates based on 20 or fewer deaths may be unstable.  Use with caution.

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