TABLE 1.

Demographic Characteristics of the 295 Child Maltreatment Fatality Study Cases, Ages 0 to 16, Colorado, 1990 to 1998

Demographic Characteristic of ChildMaltreatment Deaths (N [%])Average Yearly Maltreatment Death Rate per 100 000* (95% CI)Average Yearly Colorado Population% Ascertained by the Death Certificate
By Death CertificatesBy CFRCBy Death CertificatesBy CFRC
Gender
 Male74 (50)168 (57)1.76 (1.38, 2.21)4.00 (3.42, 4.65)4 198 59744
 Female73 (50)127 (43)1.83 (1.44, 2.30)3.18 (2.66, 3.79)3 985 92657
Age (y)
 <159 (40)120 (40)11.72 (8.92, 15.1)23.83 (19.75, 28.49)503 61449
 1–460 (41)109 (36)3.06 (2.33, 3.93)5.55 (4.56, 6.70)1 963 74255
 5–913 (9)31 (10)0.52 (0.28, 0.90)1.25 (0.85, 1.78)2 478 98142
 10–1411 (7)25 (8)0.47 (0.23, 0.84)1.07 (0.69, 1.57)2 344 80144
 15–164 (3)10 (3)0.45 (0.12, 1.15)1.12 (0.54, 2.06)893 38640
Race/ethnicity
 White non-Hispanic72 (49)155 (53)1.23 (0.97, 1.56)2.66 (2.26, 3.12)5 817 94846
 All Hispanic38 (26)76 (26)2.38 (1.69, 3.28)4.78 (3.77, 5.98)1 590 36050
 Black non-Hispanic35 (24)55 (18)8.19 (5.70, 11.39)12.87 (9.69, 16.75)427 44164
 Other2 (1)8 (3)0.94 (0.11, 3.40)3.76 (1.62, 7.41)212 64725
Place of death
 Denver metro97 (66)185 (62)2.15 (1.75, 2.63)4.11 (3.54, 4.74)4 505 42852
 Other metro43 (29)80 (27)1.80 (1.30, 2.43)3.35 (2.66, 4.17)2 388 06254
 Rural7 (5)30 (31)0.54 (0.21, 1.12)2.33 (1.57, 3.33)1 286 81023
Total147 (100)295 (100)1.79 (1.52, 2.11)3.60 (3.20, 4.04)8 184 52450
  • CI indicates confidence interval.

  • * The denominator for rate is the Colorado population, ages 0–16, 1990–1998.

  • Other ethnicity includes Native American, Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian, Philipino, other Asian, or Pacific Islanders.