Child Loss Statistics: Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
A summary of child loss statistics by age, race and gender, as well as trends over time, can certainly be helpful when looking for a brief understanding of child loss in the U.S. However, some users may want to explore the data themselves. Explore the two different Do-It-Yourself features below to answer specific questions about child loss from 1999-2019. To learn how to use the Do-It-Yourself functions, watch our Do-It-Yourself video.
Using a desktop computer is recommended for the best experience while exploring the data.
- Data from CDC 1999 through 2019. Ages <1 Year through 20 Years Old. wonder.cdc.gov/deaths-by-underlying-cause.html
- The “Death Rate” is calculated by dividing the number of deaths by the population, which in some cases is summed for all years of the data (i.e., it would appear as though the population is larger than the U.S. population in a given year).
- The “% of Total Deaths” is calculated by dividing the deaths for that s