Skip to comments.Why are deaths among U.S. kids, teens on the rise?
Posted on 06/02/2018 9:24:45 AM PDT by EdnaMode
A perfect storm of murder, addiction and carelessness has fueled a recent and troubling increase in deaths among U.S. children and teens, a new government report shows.
The total death rate for those aged 10 to 19 rose 12 percent between 2013 and 2016, mostly due to an increase in deaths from accidental injury, homicide and suicide, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.
In short, the United States is becoming less safe for teenagers.
The primary causes of injury deaths were motor vehicle accidents, suicide, firearms-related murders and drug overdoses, the report discovered.
"For children in the U.S., the rate of deaths has increased recently, and it's from a multitude of these injury death causes," said report author Sally Curtin, a statistician with the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. "You can't just say it's suicide or homicide. It really is a combination of causes."
The death rate among kids aged 10 to 19 was 33.1 deaths per 100,000 children in 2016, up from 29.6 deaths per 100,000 in 2013, according to the report.
The increase comes after more than a decade of improved child safety. Between 1999 and 2013, the death rate for kids in this age range declined by 33 percent.
But in recent years, the trend reversed course:
Unintentional injuries increased 13 percent between 2013 and 2016, after declining 49 percent between 1999 and 2013.
Suicide rates increased 56 percent between 2007 and 2016, after dropping 15 percent between 1999 and 2007.
Homicide rates increased 27 percent between 2014 and 2016, after declining 35 percent between 2007 and 2014.
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What would the statistics be if you took out deaths from Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans and LA?
‘Cause life sucks when you’re looking at another 20 years under your parent’s wing.
None of this was going on when Obama was President.
IIRC, the school shootings started during Slick Willy’s time in office. The tried to pin it on the NRA back then too, but Wayne LaPierre stuffed it back down their throats.
In a country that doesn’t even value the lives of innocent unborn babies, why would teens value their own lives or the lives of others?
Are we talking about teens or teens
It mostly comes down to the breakdown of the family and the loss of faith which makes the former possible.
24 hour news cycle, the rise of social media and smart phones, and internet porn. It all has an alienating effect I think, especially for young people who have never known anything else. Most kids that age are looking at screens more than the faces of their friends and family. TV and home computers were bad enough, and now we take our dumb screens everywhere.
Loss of humanity, social skills, tech overload, helicopter parenting, shielding from life’s difficulties, intentional boredom, lack of ambition, over emotionalism, lack of self control, terminal immaturity, etc.
Take your pick.
Total societal breakdown?
'Accidents' - youtube challenge and other social media trends.
Suicide - facebook, twitter, social media. 'My boring life is nothing compared to the exciting life everyone else lives'.
Homicide - Revenge has become the default solution to many real or perceived personal issues and a quick internet search has the solution.
Parents used to let TV babysit which was bad enough. Now parents defer to social media to rear their children.
The amount of personal trouble in a childs' life is in direct relationship to non-interaction with parents.
Thats an easy one. Just look at any of the large urban areas controlled by Democrats.. Chicago, Baltimore, etc...
There are lots of teen overdoses in middle America.
[[Why are deaths among U.S. kids, teens on the rise?]]
Simple- Because pukes like CBS and ilk are confusing the hell out of kids and pushing them into sinful lifestyle choices that do NOT bring happiness but rather despair. The kids are being encouraged to join in on self destructive deviant sexual lifestyles that bring many people into depression-
CBS and ilk have also succeeded in deluding kids into thinking there are dozens of different gender identities- further confusing the hell out of kids. Back when kids KNEW that there were only 2 genders- the suicide rates were lower- doesn’t take a genius to figure out what is causing the rise in suicides
The little princes and princesses are getting more stupid and more self confident at the same time. Hence, bad results.
They do not like the cesspool our nation has become.
[The little princes and princesses are getting more stupid and more self confident at the same time. Hence, bad results]
You may be on to something.
Lack of parental involvement, availability, guidance.
Lack of Religious formation.
Too much peer pressure, on-line and otherwise.
Easy access to drugs.
Too much sexual pressure (of all stripes).
Sins of the fathers shall visit the 3rd and 4th generations?
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