At what age are children most likely to die from child abuse?

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Childhelp
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Children most likely to die from child abuse are very young in age. In one report more than 70 percent of the children who died as a result of child abuse or neglect were two years of age or younger. More than 80 percent were not yet old enough for kindergarten. 

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In most cases of child abuse, the abuser is someone the child knows; parent, relative, or family friend. Abuse can be emotional, neglect, sexual, or physical abuse. All types of abuse can cause permanent mental or emotional damage ...

to the child as they age. Many will turn to alcohol or drug use, and some may become withdrawn and depressed.
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