Status: Little or no detectable change

  
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Little or no detectable change

Most Recent Data:
25.0 deaths among children and adolescents aged 1 to 19 years per 100,000 population (2019)

Target:
18.4 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
25.2 deaths among children and adolescents aged 1 to 19 years per 100,000 population occurred in 2018

Reduce the rate of deaths among children and adolescents aged 1 to 19 years

Target-Setting Method
Projection

Summary

Injury is the leading cause of death in children and adolescents. Many of these injuries are caused by motor vehicle crashes, and they’re often preventable. Laws to reduce drunk driving can help prevent motor vehicle crashes. And strategies to improve motor vehicle safety — for example, by promoting use of child restraints and graduated driver’s licenses — can help lower the rate of deaths in children and adolescents.