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.*

Demographics

Causes of Death

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Data Background

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.
The “% of Total Deaths” is calculated by dividing the deaths for that specific age by the deaths for all ages.