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Leading causes of death in the United States - kids

The top two causes, Unintentional injury (accidents), Malignant Neoplasms (cancer), and Congenital Anomalies (abnormality at birth) accounted for more than half (63.35 percent) of all deaths among kids (ages 5 through 9) in 2002.  Note that automobile accident is the number one cause of death in this age group, accounting for about 21%.

Top 20 Causes of Death - Kids (5 - 9)
Rank Cause of Death Total Deaths No of Deaths Percent
All Deaths 3018 3018 100.00%
1 Unintentional Injury  1176 38.97%
* Mohor Vehicle Traffic  621 20.58%
* Drowning  159 5.27%
* Fire/burn  153 5.07%
* Suffocation  40 1.33%
* Other Land Transport  33 1.09%
* Pedestrian, Other  27 0.89%
* Struck by or Against  20 0.66%
* Unspecified  20 0.66%
* Fall  18 0.60%
* Other Spec., classifiable  17 0.56%
* Poisoning  15 0.50%
* Firearm  14 0.46%
* Other Transport  12 0.40%
* Other Spec., NEC  8 0.27%
* Natural/ Environment  7 0.23%
* Machinery  6 0.20%
* Pedal cyclist, Other  4 0.13%
* Cut/pierce  2 0.07%
2 Malignant Neoplasms  537 17.79%
3 Congenital Anomalies  199 6.59%
4 Homicide  140 4.64%
5 Heart Disease  92 3.05%
6 Benign Neoplasms  44 1.46%
7 Septicemia  42 1.39%
8 Chronic Respiratory Disease  41 1.36%
9 Influenza & Pneumonia  38 1.26%
10 Cerebrovascular  33 1.09%
11 Anemias  29 0.96%
12 Perinatal Period  15 0.50%
13 Meningitis  10 0.33%
14 Nephritis  9 0.30%
15 Acute Bronchititis  7 0.23%
16 Pneumonitis  7 0.23%
17 Meningococcal Infection  6 0.20%
18 Diabetes Mellitus  5 0.17%
19 HIV  4 0.13%
20 Hernia  4 0.13%
All Others  584 19.35%

 

Info gathered below is from

World Health Oranization : Fact sheet top 10 causes of death

THE TEN LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY BROAD INCOME GROUP
2002
High-income countries Deaths in millions % of deaths
Coronary heart disease 1.34 17.1
Stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases 0.77 9.8
Trachea, bronchus, lung cancers 0.46 5.8
Lower respiratory infections 0.34 4.3
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 0.30 3.9
Colon and rectal cancers 0.26 3.3
Alzheimer and other dementias 0.22 2.7
Diabetes mellitus 0.22 2.7
Breast cancer 0.15 1.9
Stomach cancer 0.14 1.8
Middle-income countries Deaths in millions % of deaths
Stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases 3.02 14.6
Coronary heart disease 2.77 13.4
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 1.57 7.6
Lower respiratory infection 0.69 3.3
HIV/AIDS 0.62 3.0
Perinatal conditions 0.60 2.9
Stomach cancer 0.58 2.8
Trachea, bronchus, lung cancers 0.57 2.7
Road traffic accidents 0.55 2.6
Hypertensive heart disease 0.54 2.6
Low-income countries Deaths in millions % of deaths
Coronary heart disease 3.10 10.8
Lower respiratory infections 2.86 10.0
HIV/AIDS 2.14 7.5
Perinatal conditions 1.83 6.4
Stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases 1.72 6.0
Diarrhoeal diseases 1.54 5.4
Malaria 1.24 4.4
Tuberculosis 1.10 3.8
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 0.88 3.1
Road traffic accidents 0.53 1.9
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act sheet N° 310 / February 2007
THE TEN LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH BY BROAD INCOME GROUP
2005 PROJECTIONS
High-income countries Deaths in millions % of deaths
Coronary heart disease 1.38 16.9
Stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases 0.77 9.5
Trachea, bronchus, lung cancers 0.47 5.8
Lower respiratory infections 0.34 4.2
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 0.32 3.9
Colon and rectal cancers 0.27 3.3
Diabetes mellitus 0.24 2.9
Alzheimer and other dementias 0.23 2.8
Breast cancer 0.15 1.8
Stomach cancer 0.15 1.8
Middle-income countries Deaths in millions % of deaths
Stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases 3.14 14.8
Coronary heart disease 2.90 13.7
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 1.72 8.1
HIV/AIDS 0.75 3.5
Trachea, bronchus, lung cancers 0.62 2.9
Stomach cancer 0.62 2.9
Lower respiratory infection 0.62 2.9
Road traffic accidents 0.60 2.8
Hypertensive heart disease 0.55 2.6
Perinatal conditions 0.52 2.5
Low-income countries Deaths in millions % of deaths
Coronary heart disease 3.29 11.4
Lower respiratory infections 2.72 9.5
HIV/AIDS 2.06 7.2
Stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases 1.83 6.4
Perinatal conditions 1.78 6.2
Diarrhoeal diseases 1.48 5.2
Tuberculosis 1.01 3.5
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 0.97 3.4
Malaria 0.87 3.0
Road traffic accidents 0.60 2.1

 

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