Table 3

Percent potential reduction of unintentional childhood (0–14 years) injury mortality rate (MR) and annual number of preventable deaths (N) in four regions in the US, on the basis of: A = the lowest total rate noted in the Northeast region and B = the minimum achievable total rate (sum of the minimal state and external cause specific rates)

RegionAverage yearly MRAverage No of yearly deathsAB
%*N%*N
*Minor discrepancies due to rounding error.
West11.3148030.945862.0918
Midwest11.8157133.552663.4997
South14.5283146.1130470.31991
Northeast7.88150.0045.0367
Total US11.9669734.9228963.84273