Definition: Number of deaths per 100,000 children and youth ages 1-24, by age group and seven leading causes of child/youth death in California (e.g., there were 2.3 deaths due to cancer per 100,000 California children ages 5-14 in 2014-2016).
Data Source: California Dept. of Public Health, Death Statistical Master Files; California Dept. of Finance, Population Estimates by Race/Ethnicity with Age and Gender Detail 1990-2009; Population Reference Bureau, Population Estimates 2010-2016; CDC WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2016 (Feb. 2019).
Footnote: Leading causes of death were derived from 2016 statewide mortality data using categories from the National Center for Health Statistics. Suicides are not reported for children under age 5. N/A means that data are not available.