TABLE 8

Deaths and Death Rates for the 5 Leading Causes of Childhood Death in Specified Age Groups, United States, 2008 (Final) and 2009 (Preliminary)

Age, Causes of Death, and International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision Codes12Ranka20092008
n%Ratebn%Rateb
Total: 1–19 y
 All causesc21 542100.027.222 788100.029.1
 Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01–X59,Y85–Y86)1787136.59.9886938.911.3
 Assault (homicide) (*U01–*U02,X85–Y09,Y87.1)2259712.13.3283612.43.6
 Intentional self-harm (suicide) (*U03,X60–-X84,Y87.0)319228.92.418268.02.3
 Malignant neoplasms (C00–C97)418968.82.419698.62.5
 Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00–Q99)510624.91.310824.71.4
 Diseases of heart (I00–I09,I11,I13,I20–I51)66793.20.97783.41.0
 Influenza and pneumonia (J09–J18)75212.40.72951.30.4
 Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47)82601.20.32441.10.3
 Septicemia (A40–A41)91850.90.22080.90.3
 Cerebrovascular diseases (I60–I69)101740.80.22321.00.3
1–4 y
 All causesc4448100.026.14730100.028.3
 Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01–X59,Y85–Y86)1144632.58.5146931.18.8
 Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00–Q99)248510.92.852111.03.1
 Assault (homicide) (*U01–*U02,X85–Y09,Y87.1)33858.72.34218.92.5
 Malignant neoplasms (C00–C97)43497.82.03948.32.4
 Diseases of heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20–I51)51543.50.91863.91.1
5–9 y
 All causesc2508100.012.22502100.012.5
 Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01–X59,Y85–Y86)177630.93.883533.44.2
 Malignant neoplasms (C00–C97)246718.62.345718.32.3
 Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00–Q99)31897.50.91706.80.8
 Assault (homicide) (*U01–*U02,X85–Y09,Y87.1)41184.70.61134.50.6
 Influenza and pneumonia (J09–-J18)51114.40.5401.60.2
10–14 y
 All causesc3121100.015.63149100.015.7
 Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01–X59,Y85–Y86)189128.54.5102432.55.1
 Malignant neoplasms (C00–C97)242613.62.143313.82.2
 Intentional self-harm (suicide) (*U03,X60–X84,Y87.0)32598.31.32156.81.1
 Assault (homicide) (*U01–*U02,X85–Y09,Y87.1)42016.41.02076.61.0
 Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00–Q99)51615.20.81615.10.8
15–19 y
 All causesc11 465100.053.212 407100.057.7
 Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01–X59,Y85–Y86)1475841.522.1554144.725.8
 Assault (homicide) (*U01–*U02,X85–Y09,Y87.1)2189316.58.8209516.99.7
 Intentional self-harm (suicide) (*U03,X60–X84,Y87.0)3165614.47.7160412.97.5
 Malignant neoplasms (C00–C97)46545.73.06855.53.2
 Diseases of heart (I00–I09,I11,I13,I20–I51)53252.81.53632.91.7
  • Data source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / NCHS, National Vital Statistics System: mortality, 2009 and 2008 (www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/mortality_tables.htm).

  • a Rank is based on 2009 data.

  • b Rate per 100 000 population in specified group.

  • c Indicates that data are not available.