TABLE 8

Deaths and Death Rates for the 5 Leading Causes of Childhood Death in Specified Age Groups: United States, 2006 (Final) and 2007 (Preliminary)

Age, Causes of Death and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision Codes (Second Edition, 2004)Ranka20072006
n%Ratebn%Rateb
Total: 1–19 y
    All causes23 976100.030.724 519100.031.5
    Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01–X59, Y85–Y86)110 10142.112.910 52742.913.5
    Assault (homicide) (*U01–*U02, X85–Y09, Y87.1)2276811.53.5304712.43.9
    Malignant neoplasms (C00–C97)319288.02.519598.02.5
    Intentional self-harm (suicide) (*U03, X60–X84, Y87.0)416476.92.117747.22.3
    Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00–Q99)510434.41.310874.41.4
    Diseases of heart (I00–I09, I11, I13, I20–I51)66882.90.97743.21.0
    Influenza and pneumonia (J09–J18)c72691.10.32661.10.3
    Cerebrovascular diseases (I60–I69)82160.90.32220.90.3
    Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40–J47)92150.90.32190.90.3
    Septicemia (A40–A41)102030.80.32220.90.3
1–4 y
    All causes4651100.028.24631100.028.4
    Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01–X59, Y85–Y86)1156633.79.5161034.89.9
    Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00–Q99)250610.93.151511.13.2
    Assault (homicide) (*U01–*U02, X85–Y09, Y87.1)33657.82.23667.92.2
    Malignant neoplasms (C00–C97)43617.82.23778.12.3
    Diseases of heart (I00–I09, I11, I13, I20–I51)51633.51.01613.51.0
5–9 y
    All causes2697100.013.62735100.013.9
    Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01–X59, Y85–Y86)194935.24.8104438.25.3
    Malignant neoplasms (C00–C97)247117.52.445916.82.3
    Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00–Q99)31917.11.01826.70.9
    Assault (homicide) (*U01–*U02, X85–Y09, Y87.1)41334.90.71495.40.8
    Diseases of heart (I00–I09, I11, I13, I20–I51)5923.40.5903.30.5
10–14 y
    All causes3394100.016.73414100.016.6
    Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01–X59, Y85–Y86)1120835.65.9121435.65.9
    Malignant neoplasms (C00–C97)245813.52.344813.12.2
    Assault (homicide) (*U01–*U02, X85–Y09, Y87.1)32056.01.02417.11.2
    Intentional self-harm (suicide) (*U03, X60–X84, Y87.0)41905.60.92166.31.0
    Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00–Q99)51664.90.81624.70.8
15–19 y
    All causes13 235100.061.613 739100.064.4
    Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01–X59, Y85–Y86)1637848.229.7665948.531.2
    Assault (homicide) (*U01–*U02, X85–Y09, Y87.1)2206515.69.6229116.710.7
    Intentional self-harm (suicide) (*U03, X60–X84, Y87.0)3145211.06.8155511.37.3
    Malignant neoplasms (C00–C97)46384.83.06754.93.2
    Diseases of heart (I00–I09, I11, I13, I20–I51)53162.41.53602.61.7
  • — indicates that data are not applicable.

  • a Rank is based on 2007 data. Ranking is shown for 5 leading causes for specified age groups (see ref 11).

  • b Rate per 100 000 population in specified group.

  • c New code J09 (influenza due to identified avian influenza virus) was added to the category in 2007.

  • Data source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System: mortality, 2007 and 2006 (www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/mortality_tables.htm).