By Age: Child


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Childhood is a time of good health and fun times. After the first year of life, the death rate drops very low, to the lowest rate of any time of life of about 1 in 5,000.

Death rates: For ages 1-4 years, the death rate drops way down to 0.034% (1 in 2,941) on average, compared to 0.706% (1-in-141) for the first year of life. The death rates for 5-9 years are 0.017% (1 in 5,882), and for 10-14 years it is 0.021% (1 in 4,761).

Top Ten Causes of Death:

Age 1-4 years: For age 1-4 years the death rate is 0.034% (1 in 2,941) and the top ten causes of death in USA 1999 were:

Age 5-9 years: For ages 5-9 years, the death rate is 0.017% (1 in 5,882) and the top ten causes of death in USA 1999 were:

Age 10-14 years: For ages 10-14 years, the death rate is 0.021% (1 in 4,761) and the top ten causes of death in USA 1999 were:


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