2005 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 7
2005 Infant Deaths (<365 days) by Cause of Death

  RACE TOTAL
White Other Races
Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths
# % # % # %
CAUSE OF DEATH: 125 21.7 55 11.0 180 16.7
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 95 16.5 119 23.7 214 19.9
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 29 5.0 28 5.6 57 5.3
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 31 5.4 26 5.2 57 5.3
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P04; P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 126 21.9 141 28.1 267 24.8
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 69 12.0 36 7.2 105 9.7
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 21 3.7 21 4.2 42 3.9
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 13 2.3 6 1.2 19 1.8
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 6 1.0 11 2.2 17 1.6
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 60 10.4 59 11.8 119 11.0
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 575 100.0 502 100.0 1,077 100.0

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 07AUG2006