Table 2

Trend in all-cause and road transport–related mortality rates among Irish children, 1991–2015

Age categoryPeriodTotal deathsRate n/100 000
(95% CI)
Average APC % change from previous 5 yearsTotal % change in rate (1991–2015)RTC fatalities as % of totalProportion male
1–14 years
 Road transport fatalities1991–19951724.0 (3.9 to 4.1)−0.9%Reference−79.0%18.9%66.8%
1996–20001503.8 (3.7 to 3.9)−1.4%−4.8%20.8%60.0%
2001–2005872.2 (2.1 to 2.3)−17.6%−41.5%13.7%65.5%
2006–2010671.6 (1.5 to 1.6)−10.4%−28.7%12.0%59.7%
2011–2015390.8 (0.80 to 0.86)4.4%−47.2%8.3%64.1%
 All-cause fatalities1991–199591121.1 (19.6 to 22.4)−1.6%Reference−52.7%62.2%
1996–200077019.5 (17.8 to 20.6)0.04%−7.6%58.1%
2001–200563616.7 (15.3 to 17.9)−7.7%−14.4%54.9%
2006–201055613.0 (11.9 to 14.1)−1.6%−22.2%59.5%
2011–201546810.0 (9.1 to 10.9)3.1%−23.0%59.6%
15–19 years
 Road transport fatalities1991–199525815.5 (15.3 to 15.8)−3.9%Reference−68.4%32.3%79.8%
1996–200030818.1 (17.9 to 18.3)12.3%16.8%31.8%76.6%
2001–200521213.9 (13.7 to 14.1)−0.2%−23.2%28.3%75.0%
2006–20101409.6 (9.4 to 9.8)−12.0%−30.9%21.8%73.6%
2011–2015694.9 (4.6 to 5.1)−1.9%−49.0%18.4%66.7%
 All-cause fatalities1991–199580048.0 (44.7 to 51.3)−1.0%Reference−44.0%75.0%
1996–200097057.2 (53.6 to 60.8)5.7%19.1%71.2%
2001–200575049.0 (45.5 to 52.5)2.1%−14.3%74.3%
2006–201064343.9 (40.5 to 47.3)−8.8%−10.4%70.3%
2011–201537526.9 (24.1 to 29.6)−10.0%−38.7%69.3%
<1 year
 Road transport fatalities1991–2015190.01 (−0.001 to 0.08)NANA0.%57.9%
 All-cause fatalities1991–199516196.5 (6.14 to 6.78)−3.8%
1996–200015956.2 (5.85 to 6.46)0.5%47.7%
2001–200514935.1 (4.84 to 5.36)−9.5%
2006–201012873.7 (3.49 to 3.89)−2.6%
2011–201511983.4 (3.18 to 3.57)−3.8%
  • Road transport collision (RTC) fatalities include both traffic-related and non-traffic-related collisions involving road transport vehicles. This includes deaths involving cyclists and other collisions involving motor vehicles, for example, animal riders. Numbers in these categories were too few in any individual 5-year block to permit analysis. Rates of RTC fatalities in infants <1 year are not presented due to small numbers in separate 5-year blocks. Standardised mortality rates based on 2013 European Standard Population did not vary from crude rates; 0.846 (0.581 to 1.112). All registrations for children aged 0–19 years were based on year of occurrence for 1990–2014 while data for 2015 are provisional and based on year of registration.

  • APC, annual per cent change; NA, not applicable; RTC, road transport collision.