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Table 5

Infant Deaths by Cause of Death
North Carolina, 2002
Cause of Death ICD-10 Codes White Other Races Total
Congenital Malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities Q00 - Q99 106 55 161
Prematurity and Low Birth Weight P05 - P07 75 117 192
Respiratory Distress and other Respiratory conditions P22 - P28 40 44 84
Infections and Parasitic Diseases A00 - B99;
P35 - P39
32 27 59
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period P00 - P04;
P08 - P21;
P29 - P34;
P40 - P96
104 112 216
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome R95 47 34 81
Unintentional Injuries (Accidents) V01 - X59;
Y85-Y86
15 10 25
Homicide (Assault) X85 - Y09;
Y87.1
7 5 12
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death R96 - R99 18 8 26
All Other Causes of Death Residual 57 44 101
TOTAL ALL 501 456 957

Table 5 shows counts of infant deaths by Cause of Death under the 10th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases, implemented in the United States for the first time in 1999. These groupings are not strictly comparable with previously published data under the 9th Revision.


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