Unintentional Motor Vehicle Death Rates for ages 0–14 years, 1999-2005, United States
There are two Maternal and Child Health Bureau national performance measures related to injury and vioelnce.
The first is the rate of deaths to children aged 14 years and younger caused by motor vehicle crashes per 100,000 children. Overall, the rate has declined 16% since 1999, and has followed the pattern of the all-injury rates for this age group which are also decreasing over time. In addition to the NPMs, some states have additional state- based performance measures for motor vehicle injuries, these states include: CA, CO, DE, KS, ME, NH, PA, WV, & WI. If you are interested in tracking motor vehicle injuries for your state, CSN can help you set-up a state-based performance measure. www.childrenssafetynetwork.org
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