What’s Killing Teens?
July 24, 2016
In their 2016 Data Book release, Annie E. Casey focused on data showing that in education and health, our teens are making good choices and succeeding. Despite these successes, many communities and families are very concerned about how teens are faring.
Recently, using data from the CDC, the Population Reference Bureau found that suicide replaced homicide as the 2nd leading cause of death for teens in the US. The graphic below summarizes trends and key findings regarding the main causes of teen death in the US and Missouri.
For more data on teen deaths, visit: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (national & state estimates).
All the leading causes of teen death are preventable. To learn more about how to support teens in Missouri, reach out to a Community Partnership in your area.
If you liked our visualization of the data, we are developing additional graphics using state-level data. Please return to mokidscount.org to learn more about child and teen mortality in Missouri.