Leading causes of death among children aged 5-9 years in the United States 2017

This statistic shows the distribution of the 10 leading causes of death among children aged 5 to 9 years in the United States in 2017. In that year, the most significant cause of death among children aged 5 to 9 was unintentional injuries or accidents which contributed to 30.5 percent of deaths among this age group.

Distribution of the 10 leading causes of death among children aged 5 to 9 years in the United States in 2017

Percentage of all death causes
Unintentional injuries30.5%
Cancer (malignant neoplasms)17.8%
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities8%
Assault (homicide)6.5%
Heart disease3.2%
Influenza and pneumonia2.6%
Chronic lower respiratory
diseases (CLRD)
2.5%
Cerebrovascular diseases1.7%
Septicemia1.4%
In situ neoplasms, benign neoplasms and neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behavior1.3%
All other causes24.4%
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Age group

5-9 years

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