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Table 5

INFANT DEATHS AND RATES* BY CAUSE OF DEATH
NORTH CAROLINA, 1994-1998

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate Deaths Rate Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total Infant Deaths 1,01710.0 9359.2 9629.2 9829.2 1,0379.3
Heart Disease 300.3 150.1 200.2 200.2 230.2
Congenital Anomalies 1861.8 2122.1 2011.9 1741.6 1961.8
Maternal Conditions Affecting Fetus or Infant 950.9 920.9 1121.1 1131.1 1231.1
Respiratory Conditions of Fetus or Infant 1741.7 1271.3 1101.1 1461.4 1591.4
Immaturity and Prematurity 1841.8 1601.6 1521.5 1691.6 1811.6
Other Perinatal Conditions 971.0 880.9 950.9 1021.0 1000.9
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 1061.0 1131.1 1011.0 970.9 980.9
Injuries 230.2 240.2 300.3 160.1 240.2
Homicide 80.1 30.0 160.2 160.1 100.1
Other 1141.1 1011.0 1251.2 1291.2 1231.1

*Rates per 1,000 Live Births

Source: State Center for Health Statistics
NC Department of Health and Human Services