TOPEKA – (September 28, 2018) – The child death rate in Kansas ticked up slightly in 2016 after reaching a record low in 2015, according to a report released today by the Kansas State Child Death Review Board. The board’s 2018 annual report analyzes deaths that occurred in calendar year 2016, the most recent year for which data is available. The report showed that Kansas had 394 child fatalities that year, the same number as reported in 2015. However, the overall population of children in Kansas declined in 2016, resulting in a slight increase in the death rate to 55.1 deaths per 100,000 population. “I appreciate the dedicated work of the State Child Death Review Board in compiling this information to help inform policymakers on steps to help...
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State Child Death Review Board: Child deaths rate up slightly in 2016