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Table 1 Death and unintentional suffocation of children under five years of age from 2009 to 2018

From: Healthy China 2030: how to control the rising trend of unintentional suffocation death in children under five years old

Year Number of live births Children under 5 years old Unintentional suffocation Percentage of deaths in children under 5 years of age (%)
N Mortality Rate (per 1000 persons) N Mortality Rate (per 100,000 persons)
2009 781,026 8482 10.9 709 90.8 8.4
2010 797,902 8636 10.8 584 73.2 6.8
2011 805,360 7509 9.3 586 72.8 7.8
2012 838,974 7343 8.8 642 76.5 8.7
2013 821,345 5747 7.0 466 56.7 8.1
2014 780,572 5087 6.5 316 40.5 6.2
2015 781,066 4791 6.1 404 51.7 8.4
2016 795,399 4435 5.6 405 50.9 9.1
2017 834,955 4084 4.9 379 45.4 9.3
2018 705,524 3766 5.3 442 62.6 11.7
Total 7,942,123 59,880 7.5 4933 62.1 8.2
χ2   4729.545 291.504  
P   < 0.001 < 0.001