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PHY7&8.BRIEF Child and adolescent injury and mortality: Death rates among children and adolescents ages 1–14 and 15–19 by age and race and Hispanic origin, 1999–2014

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(Deaths per 100,000 children ages 1–14 and ages 15–19)
Characteristic 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Ages 1–14
All causes 22.9 22.0 21.6 21.2 21.0 20.5 20.1 19.1 19.2 18.3 17.7 16.8 16.9 16.5 16.5 15.9
Motor vehicle traffic-related deaths
Total 4.3 4.3 4.1 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.7 3.4 3.2 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2
Race and Hispanic origin
White, non-Hispanic 4.1 4.2 3.9 3.7 3.9 4.0 3.5 3.1 3.1 2.6 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.1 2.1 2.0
Black, non-Hispanic 5.5 4.8 5.1 4.5 4.3 4.5 4.1 4.2 3.9 3.0 3.3 2.7 2.6 3.0 3.0 2.8
Hispanic 4.0 4.2 3.8 4.1 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.4 2.5 2.7 2.3 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2
Ages 15–19
All causes 68.6 67.1 66.3 67.0 65.4 64.9 63.8 63.0 60.3 55.9 51.9 49.4 48.9 47.2 44.8 45.5
Motor vehicle traffic-related deaths
Total 25.9 26.0 25.5 27.3 25.3 24.8 23.1 22.6 21.4 17.4 15.2 13.6 13.2 12.6 11.4 11.9
Race and Hispanic origin
White, non-Hispanic 29.7 29.7 28.4 31.3 28.5 28.5 25.7 25.5 25.2 20.3 17.4 15.9 15.4 14.7 13.0 13.0
Black, non-Hispanic 18.3 16.9 18.4 17.6 15.6 15.9 16.7 15.1 14.9 12.6 10.9 10.5 10.6 9.3 9.6 11.4
Hispanic 19.1 21.2 21.3 22.6 23.0 21.5 21.9 21.1 16.5 13.7 13.2 10.7 10.1 10.8 9.7 10.6
—Not available.
NOTE: The 1977 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Standards for Data on Race and Ethnicity were used to classify persons. Starting with 2003 data, some states began reporting multiple-race data. The multiple-race data for these states were bridged to the single-race categories of the 1977 OMB Standards for comparability with other states, rather than following the revised 1997 OMB Standards for a select group of states. In addition, note that data on race and Hispanic origin are collected and reported separately. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Data for Hispanic origin and specified race populations other than White, non-Hispanic and Black, non-Hispanic should be interpreted with caution because of inconsistencies between reporting race and Hispanic origin on death certificates and on censuses and surveys.
SOURCE: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System.