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In 2008, 1077 children age 17 and under died in Missouri, a decrease of 95 children from the previous year.  This and other valuable information is included in the Missouri Child Fatality Review Program's Annual Report, Preventing Child Deaths in Missouri. The report provides a statistical breakdown of child injuries and deaths both accidental and non-accidental by county and statewide.  It also contains helpful recommendations for keeping children safe and reducing the chances for injuries and/or fatalites from occurring.  Issued by the State Technical Assistance Team (STAT), Missouri Department of Social Services, the report provides information about Missouri's Child Fatality Review Program and reflects the work of many dedicated professionals throughout the state who strive to improve and protect the lives of Missouri's youngest citizens.  Printing for this document is paid in part by a grant from the Children's Trust Fund.