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Pediatric and Adolescent Injury Prevention Program

Child Fatality Analysis

The Pediatric and Adolescent Injury Prevention Program (PAIPP) works under a number of different funding sources to fulfill our broad goal of preventing childhood injuries. One of our main tasks is to increase public awareness of injury risks and educate others in intervention and prevention.


This site presents death certificate data for children and adolescents under age 18 for years between 1990 and 1998. Data for deaths due to all causes (injury and non-injury) have been compiled and analyzed by PAIPP staff. While we are primarily concerned with injury, we feel it is necessary to place injury in the context of total deaths so that we all can gain a clear picture of the importance of injury prevention for the well being of Kentucky's children. Thus most tables and charts list figures for non-injury death in addition to the more comprehensive breakdowns of injury-related mortality. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a major cause of death for infants under 1. While SIDS is not classified as an injury-caused death, the number of requests for these data is such that SIDS numbers are listed as a subset of the total non-injury deaths.


Data were provided by the Kentucky State Cabinet for Health Services, Department for Public Health, Vital Statistics Division, who shall not be held responsible for this analysis and presentation.


For more information, contact Susan H. Pollack MD, PAIPP Program Director, 859-257-6749, or shpoll@uky.edu.


Available Data Reports:

1990-1998 Child Fatality Summary