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Child deaths in Kansas at 15-year low

December 12, 2012

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A report released Tuesday by the Kansas Attorney General’s Office shows the number of deaths of children 17 and under reported in the state in 2010 was at a 15-year low.

The annual report released by the Kansas State Child Death Review Board lists 441 child deaths in 2010, the lowest number since 1995, when 404 child deaths were reported.

The report lists natural causes as the most common cause of death, accounting for 302 of the reported deaths.

Here’s the breakdown of the other causes:

• Unintentional injury, including motor vehicle deaths: 91

• Suicide: 18

• Homicide: 17

• Undetermined: 13

The Child Death Review Board monitors deaths in the state for children 17 and younger.

The full report can be viewed at http://1.usa.gov/SRv9Sc.

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Child Deaths in Kansas

Numbers provided by the Kansas Attorney General's Office.

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