TABLE 2.1 Number of Deaths and Death Rates for the 10 Leading Causes of Death in Specified Age Groups, United States, 2000

 

Age 1-4 years

Cause of Deatha

Rankb

Number

Rate

All causes

4,942

32.6

Accidents

1

1,780

11.7

Motor vehicle accidents

 

630

4.2

All other accidents

 

1,150

7.6

Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities

2

471

3.1

Malignant neoplasms

3

393

2.6

Assault (homicide)

4

318

2.1

Diseases of the heart

5

169

1.1

Influenza and pneumonia

6

96

0.6

Septicemia

7

91

0.6

Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period

8

84

0.6

In situ neoplasm, benign neoplasms, and neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behavior

9

56

0.4

Cerebrovascular diseases

10

45

0.3

Chronic lower respiratory diseases

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease

Intentional self-harm

All other causes

1,439

9.5

NOTE: Data are based on continuous file of records received from the states. Rates per 100,000 population in specified group. Figures are based on weighted data rounded to the nearest individual, so categories may not add to totals. Mortality data are not published on the age group 0 to 19 or 15 to 19.



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