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Table 6

NEONATAL DEATHS AND RATES* BY CAUSE OF DEATH
NORTH CAROLINA, 1997-1998

1997 1998
Total White Other Races Total White Other Races
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate Deaths Rate Deaths Rate Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total Infant Deaths 696 6.5 365 4.8 331 10.6 723 6.5 345 4.4 378 11.7
Heart Disease 8 0.1 5 0.1 3 0.1 9 0.1 4 0.1 5 0.2
Congenital Anomalies 121 1.1 89 1.2 32 1.0 135 1.2 86 1.1 49 1.5
Maternal Conditions Affecting Fetus or Infant 112 1.0 53 0.7 59 1.9 122 1.1 51 0.6 71 2.2
Respiratory Conditions of Fetus or Infant 131 1.2 70 0.9 61 2.0 137 1.2 62 0.8 75 2.3
Immaturity and Prematurity 166 1.6 67 0.9 99 3.2 180 1.6 68 0.9 112 3.5
Other Perinatal Conditions 100 0.9 46 0.6 54 1.7 96 0.9 45 0.6 51 1.6
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 10 0.1 5 0.1 5 0.2 8 0.1 7 0.1 1 0.0
Injuries 2 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 2 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0
Homicide 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.0 1 0.0 2 0.1
Other 45 0.4 28 0.4 17 0.5 31 0.3 20 0.3 11 0.3

*Rates per 1,000 Live Births

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