TABLE 8

Deaths and Death Rates for the 5 Leading Causes of Childhood Death in Specified Age Groups: United States, 2000 (Final) and 2005 (Preliminary)

Age, Causes of Death, and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision CodesRanka20052000
n%Ratebn%Rateb
Total: 1–19 y
    All causes25 018100.032.225 955100.033.9
    Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01–X59, Y85–Y86)110 61942.413.711 56045.015.1
    Assault (homicide) (*U01–*U02, X85–Y09, Y87.1)2273010.93.5264110.03.4
    Malignant neoplasms (C00–C97)320988.42.721798.02.8
    Intentional self-harm (suicide) (*U03, X60–X84, Y87.0)418577.42.419287.02.5
    Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00–Q99)511404.61.511194.01.5
    Diseases of heart (I00–I09, I11, I13, I20–I51)67563.01.08553.01.1
    Influenza and pneumonia (J10–J18)72661.10.32551.00.3
    Cerebrovascular diseases (I60–I69)82290.90.31900.70.2
    Septicemia (A40–A41)92230.90.32021.00.3
    Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40–J47)102100.80.32761.00.4
1–4 y
    All causes4749100.029.34979100.032.0
    Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01–X59, Y85–Y86)1164334.610.1182636.712.0
    Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00–Q99)251510.83.24959.93.0
    Malignant neoplasms (C00–C97)33788.02.34208.43.0
    Assault (homicide) (*U01–*U02, X85–Y09, Y87.1)43537.42.23567.22.0
    Diseases of heart (I00–I09, I11, I13, I20–I51)51473.10.91813.61.0
5–9 y
    All causes2836100.014.53253100.015.8
    Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01–X59, Y85–Y86)1107037.75.5139142.86.8
    Malignant neoplasms (C00–C97)248016.92.548915.02.4
    Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00–Q99)31936.81.01986.11.0
    Assault (homicide) (*U01–*U02, X85–Y09, Y87.1)41204.20.61404.30.7
    Diseases of heart (I00–I09, I11, I13, I20–I51)51003.50.51063.30.5
10–14 y
    All causes3756100.018.04160100.020.3
    Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01–X59, Y85–Y86)1134035.76.4158838.27.7
    Malignant neoplasms (C00–C97)250913.62.452512.62.6
    Intentional self-harm (suicide) (*U03, X60–X84, Y87.0)32687.11.33007.21.5
    Assault (homicide) (*U01–*U02, X85–Y09, Y87.1)42155.71.02315.61.1
    Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00–Q99)51925.10.92014.81.0
15–19 y
    All causes13 677100.065.013 563100.067.0
    Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01–X59, Y85–Y86)1656648.031.2675549.833.0
    Assault (homicide) (*U01–*U02, X85–Y09, Y87.1)2204214.99.7191414.19.0
    Intentional self-harm (suicide) (*U03, X60–X84,Y87.0)3158711.67.5162112.08.0
    Malignant neoplasms (C00–C97)47315.33.57455.54.0
    Diseases of heart (I00–I09, I11, I13, I20–I51)53742.71.84033.02.0
  • a Rank is based on 2005 data. Ranking is shown for 5 leading causes for specified age groups (see ref 8).

  • b Rate per 100000 population in specified group.

  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System: mortality, 2005 and 2000 (www.cdc.gov/nchs/datawh/statab/pubd/ta.htm).