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Children and Youth in Canada - The Context of their Lives (module table of contents)

Section 5: International Comparisons (section table of contents)


In Canada, the death rate for children less than five years of age dropped from 13 per 1,000 live births in 1980 to 6 in 2000; from the year 2000 to 2009, this death rate remained stable. The death rate for children less than five years of age living in the United States followed a similar trend as that in Canada; however, the rate in 2009 was higher, at 8 per 1,000 live births.



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