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Leading Causes of Death Among Children Aged 1-14, 2006

Leading causes of death among children aged 1-14, 2006
Type of Injury Death Rate per 100,000 Population in Specified Age Group
1-4 Years 5-14 Years

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System Go to References for this graph's full source.

Unintentional Injury 9.9 5.6
Congenital Anomalies 3.2 0.9
Malignant Neoplasms (cancer) 2.3 2.3
Homicide 2.2 1.0
Diseases of the Heart 1.0 0.6
Influenza and Pneumonia 0.8 Not a leading cause of death in this age group
Septicemia 0.5 0.2
Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period 0.4 Not a leading cause of death in this age group
Benign Neoplasms 0.4 0.2
Cerebrovascular Diseases 0.3 0.2
Suicide Not a leading cause of death in this age group 0.5
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases Not a leading cause of death in this age group 0.3

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