Child Mortality Useful Links

America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being
is a biennial report to the Nation on the condition of children in America.
Nine contextual measures describe the changing population, family, and
environmental context in which children are living, and 25 indicators depict
the well-being of children in the areas of economic security, health, behavior
and social environment, and education.

Atlas of Injury Mortality Among American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Youth, 1989-1998

CDC Wonder provides a single point of access to a wide variety of reports and numeric public health data.

Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative
The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) developed and maintains a number of quality measurement tools and strategies that assess the quality of care provided to children and young adults.

Child Trends
A nonprofit, nonpartisan children’s research organization. We collect and analyze data; conduct, synthesize, and disseminate research; design and evaluate programs; and develop and test promising approaches to research in the field.

County Health Rankings
Compare the overall health of your county with the health of other counties in your state as well as compare the factors that contribute to health, such as obesity rates, the quality of health care or high school graduation rates.

Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health
The purpose of The Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC) is to advance the effective use of public data on the health and health-related services for children, youth and families in the United States. The DRC does this by providing hands-on access to national, state, and regional data findings as well as technical assistance in the collection and use of this data by policymakers, program leaders, advocates and researchers in order to inform and advance key child and youth health goals.  Currently, the DRC website includes national and state-based data on over 100 indicators from the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN). The DRC’s easy-to-use interactive search feature allows users to select, view, compare, and download national survey data results for every state and HRSA region.

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Inventory of National Data Systems

This site contains links to 45 different federal data systems operated by 16 difference agencies and 3 private injury registry systems that provide nationwide injury-related data. Each data system is listed along with the agency or organization and associated web sites.

The National KIDS COUNT Project
develops an annual data book that outlines state-by-state comparisons in child well-being, special reports on a variety of topics and other resources, as well as the KIDS COUNT Data Book & Online Database.

The National Adolescent Health Information Center
It has excellent national data and reports on adolescent health.

Mortality Among Teenagers Aged 12-19 Years: United States 1999-2006″, May 2010

CDC’s Infant Mortality Statistics From the 2009 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set , National Vital Statistics Reports, Volume 61, Number 8 January 24, 2013

CDC’s Infant Deaths – United States, 2005-2008

CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

CDC Childhood Injury Report

Twenty-Year Trends in Fatal Injuries to Very Young Children: The Persistence of Racial Disparities

Joyce C. Pressley, PhD, MPH, Barbara Barlow, MD, Tiffany Kendig, MSPT, Rachel Paneth-Pollak, MPHb, Pediatrics Vol. 119, No. 4, 2007.

Fatal Injuries Among Children by Race and Ethnicity — United States, 1999—2002, Stephanie J. Bernard, PhD, Leonard J. Paulozzi, MD, L.J. David Wallace, MSEH Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

CDC’s Drowning Risks in Natural Water Settings

CDC’s Research Update; The Choking Game: CDC´s Findings on a Risky Youth Behavior

CDC’s Playground injuries: Fact Sheet

CDC’s Bicycle-Related Injuries

CDC’s Native American Road Safety

CDC’s Youth Violence

CDC’s Youth Violence National and State Statistics at a Glance

CDC’s School Violence: Data & Statistics

CDC’s School-Associated Violent Death Study

CDC’s Child Maltreatment Surveillance Uniform Definitions for Public Health and Recommended Data Elements, 2008

CDC’s Child Maltreatment: Facts at a Glance, 2013

Toward Understanding Suicide Among Youths: Results From the White Mountain Apache Tribally Mandated Suicide Surveillance System, 2001–2006, Britta Mullany, Allison Barlow, Novalene Goklish, Francene Larzelere-Hinton, Mary Cwik, Mariddie Craig, and John T. Walkup, (doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2008.154880)