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  • Report Cover and Dedications
  • Missouri Child Fatality Review Program
  • State Technical Assistance Team and CFRP/Confidentiality Issues
  • When a Child Dies
  • Missouri Incident Fatalities
  • Summary of Findings, Missouri Incident Fatalities 2006
  • Illness/Natural Cause Deaths Other than SIDS
  • Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) in Missouri
  • Sudden, Unexpected Infant Deaths
    • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
    • Suffocation in Infants
    • Undetermined

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  • Motor Vehicle Fatalities
    • Driver and Passenger Fatalities  
    • Pedestrian Fatalities
    • Bicycle-Related Fatalities/Fatalities Involving ATV’s
  • Unintentional Suffocation/Strangulation, Children Age 1 Year and Older
  • Fire/Burn Fatalities
  • Drownings
  • Poisonings
  • Firearm Fatalities
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  • Homicides
  • Fatal Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Fatal Child Abuse: Inflicted Injury
  • Fatal Child Neglect: Inadequate Care and Grossly Negligent Treatment
  • Other Homicides
  • Suicides
  • The Practical Application of Child Death Review: Prevention of Child Fatalities
  • Prevention Findings: The Final Report

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  • Appendices:
    • Appendix One: Autopsies  
    • Appendix Two: Mandated Activities for Child Fatalities
    • Appendix Three: Process for Child Fatality Review
    • Appendix Four: Missouri Incident Child Fatalities by County
    • Appendix Five: Missouri Incident Child Fatalities by Age, Sex and Race
    • Appendix Six: Definitions of Important Terms and Variables
    • Appendix Seven: Death Certificate Manner of Death


This report reflects the work of many dedicated professionals throughout the state of Missouri. Through better understanding of how and why children die, we strive to improve and protect the lives of Missouri’s youngest citizens. We will always remember that each number represents a precious life lost. We dedicate this report to these children and their families.