The Counting lives, changing patterns: Findings from the Queensland Child Death Register 2004-2019 report was tabled in the Queensland Parliament on 13 May 2021.
The QFCC reviewed the 16-years of child death data held in its Child Death Register, with a focus on those causes of death considered to be most preventable by modifying behavioural or environmental factors.
The report provides a high-level overview of broad trends and patterns in child mortality in Queensland. By analysing all deaths occurring during the 16-year period, we were able to identify patterns and conduct complex statistical analysis to generate new insights into risk and protective factors for particular causes of death. In undertaking the review, we hope to provide direction for future research as well as policy and program development to minimise risks to children and young people and help keep them safe and well.