2004 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 7
2004 Infant Deaths (<365 days) by Cause of Death

  RACE TOTAL
White Other Races
Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths
# % # % # %
CAUSE OF DEATH: 126 23.3 61 12.0 187 17.8
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 82 15.2 127 25.0 209 19.9
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 47 8.7 43 8.4 90 8.6
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 28 5.2 32 6.3 60 5.7
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P04; P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 106 19.6 125 24.6 231 22.0
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 57 10.5 46 9.0 103 9.8
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 26 4.8 14 2.8 40 3.8
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 7 1.3 3 0.6 10 1.0
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 10 1.8 11 2.2 21 2.0
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 52 9.6 47 9.2 99 9.4
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 541 100.0 509 100.0 1,050 100.0

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 19JUL2005