Prevention in Florida

What The Numbers Are Telling Us

  • Inflicted trauma consistently has been among the top four primary casual factors for child fatalities. Because the data can be deceptive, these cases must be examined closely to get a clear picture of how these deaths occur.
  • Children under the age of one represent nearly 100 percent of unsafe sleep fatalities in Florida making unsafe sleep a leading cause of preventable infant death in our state.
  • Florida loses more children under the age of 5 to drowning than any other state in the nation. As we use the information on this website to target prevention efforts, it is important to know how children are drowning so we can turn this statistic around.