Fast Fact-June 14, 2019

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 14, 2019

In 2017, 158 Colorado children died due to injury or natural causes, a rate of 16.1 deaths for every 100,000 of the state’s children ages 1 to 14. There were 216 teen deaths that same year, yielding the highest teen death rate in the state since 2006: 58.5 deaths per 100,000 young people in Colorado. To learn more about child and teen deaths in specific Colorado counties in 2017, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit