Year: 1988 Source: Pediatrics, v.82, no.4, (October 1988), p.582-595 SIEC No: 19890348

Changes in mortality rates in the U.S. are examined for persons less than 25 years of age during the 20th century, with a particular focus on the decade 1975-1984. Progress in reducing death rates was found to have slowed, particularly in this decade & is especially true for infant mortality & death from violent causes (including suicide) occurring among adolescents & young adults. 58 refs.