Table 4

Average annual unintentional injury childhood mortality rate (MR) among US children during the decade 1989–98 by type of injury and partial correlation coefficient over the 50 US states and the District of Columbia with median income and % of population with college degree*

Type of injuryTransport injuriesFire/burnDrowning/submersionFirearmAll otherAll injuries
Source: US Census and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
*Mutually adjusted.
†Data from 1993 to 1998 inclusive.
Partial correlation with median income−0.60−0.02−0.31−0.47−0.42−0.51
p Value0.00010.890.020.00060.0020.0002
Partial correlation with % college graduates†−0.13−0.31−0.13−0.060.04−0.15
p Value0.370.030.360.700.770.29