2004 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 8
2004 Neonatal (< 28 days) Infant Deaths by Cause of Death

  RACE TOTAL
White Other Races
Neonatal Deaths Neonatal Deaths Neonatal Deaths
# % # % # %
CAUSE OF DEATH: 87 24.3 41 11.3 128 17.8
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 82 22.9 126 34.7 208 28.8
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 39 10.9 34 9.4 73 10.1
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 20 5.6 19 5.2 39 5.4
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P04; P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 103 28.8 121 33.3 224 31.1
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 12 3.4 1 0.3 13 1.8
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 3 0.8 1 0.3 4 0.6
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 1 0.3 0 0 1 0.1
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 2 0.6 6 1.7 8 1.1
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 9 2.5 14 3.9 23 3.2
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 358 100.0 363 100.0 721 100.0

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