News Release

Excess US deaths attributable to high all-cause mortality rates among youths

JAMA Pediatrics

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: The mortality gap between the U.S. and comparison countries widened in the last decade. Each year, nearly 20,000 deaths among youths ages 0 to 19 years would not have occurred had U.S. youths experienced the median mortality rates of 16 comparison countries. More than half of these deaths involved infants, reflecting disproportionately high U.S. infant mortality rates.

Corresponding Author: To contact the corresponding author, Steven H. Woolf, M.D., M.P.H., email

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