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Table 7

POSTNEONATAL 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 286 2.7 157 2.1 129 4.2 314 2.8 165 2.1 149 4.7
Heart Disease 12 0.1 7 0.1 5 0.2 14 0.1 7 0.1 7 0.2
Congenital Anomalies 53 0.5 36 0.5 17 0.6 61 0.6 36 0.5 25 0.8
Maternal Conditions Affecting Fetus or Infant 1 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.0
Respiratory Conditions of Fetus or Infant 15 0.1 5 0.1 10 0.3 22 0.2 12 0.2 10 0.3
Immaturity and Prematurity 3 0.0 2 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0
Other Perinatal Conditions 2 0.0 2 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.0 1 0.0 3 0.1
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 87 0.8 48 0.6 39 1.3 90 0.8 52 0.7 38 1.2
Injuries 14 0.1 8 0.1 6 0.2 22 0.2 11 0.1 11 0.3
Homicide 15 0.1 5 0.1 10 0.3 7 0.1 3 0.0 4 0.1
Other 84 0.8 44 0.6 40 1.3 92 0.8 42 0.5 50 1.6

*Rates per 1,000 Neonatal Survivors

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