A League Table of Child Deaths by Injury in Rich Nations
UNICEF. United Nations Children's Fund~~UNICEF. Innocenti Research Centre
This report discusses injury deaths among children, age 1-14, in OECD nations. Injury is the principal cause of child death in all developed nations. Taken together, traffic accidents, intentional injuries, drownings, falls, fires, poisonings, & other accidents kill more than 20,000 children every year in the OECD nations. The number of child deaths by injury fell by about 50% between 1970-1995, but injury deaths as a percentage of total deaths rose from 25 to 37%. Suicide data is not presented separately in this report.