Some troubling statistics revealed lately by Woolf et al. (2023) utilizing CDC WONDER information:
Between 2019 and 2020, the all-cause mortality fee for ages 1 to 19 years elevated by 10.7%, and it elevated by a further 8.3% between 2020 and 202…These will increase, the most important in many years, adopted a interval of nice progress in lowering pediatric mortality charges. Though many of the upsurge in pediatric mortality was attributable to deaths amongst older kids (ages 10-19), all-cause mortality in youthful kids (ages 1-9) additionally elevated in 2021 (by 8.4%).
There are additionally vital disparities when it comes to which teams had been impacted by the elevated charges of mortality.
The rise in harm deaths that occurred in 2020 primarily concerned males…non-Hispanic Black youths accounted for two-thirds (62.9%) of murder victims aged 10 to 19 years; in 2021, the murder fee amongst non-Hispanic Black youths aged 10 to 19 years was 6 instances that of Hispanic youths and extra than 20 instances that of Asian/Pacific Islander non-Hispanic youths and White youths.
Furthermore, gun violence has elevated:
Firearms…are the main explanation for dying amongst youths aged 1 to 19 years and accounted for practically half (47.8%) of the rise in all-cause mortality in 2020
Some very sobering statistics certainly.