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Medical News & Perspectives
November 24, 1999

Report Documents Causes of Child Death

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JAMA. 1999;282(20):1903-1905. doi:10.1001/jama.282.20.1903

Unintentional injuries, homicide, and suicide are major threats to children in the United States today, according to a new report on the risks and trends of child mortality. Health and the American Child, Part 1: A Focus on Mortality Among Children: Risks, Trends, and Priorities for the 21st Century, was published this May by the Public Health Policy Advisory Board (PHPAB).