2005 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 8
2005 Neonatal (< 28 days) Infant Deaths by Cause of Death

  RACE TOTAL
White Other Races
Neonatal Deaths Neonatal Deaths Neonatal Deaths
# % # % # %
CAUSE OF DEATH: 89 23.3 40 10.8 129 17.2
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 93 24.3 117 31.7 210 28.0
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 27 7.1 25 6.8 52 6.9
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 22 5.8 17 4.6 39 5.2
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P04; P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 120 31.4 139 37.7 259 34.5
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 9 2.4 6 1.6 15 2.0
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 3 0.8 4 1.1 7 0.9
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 4 1.0 2 0.5 6 0.8
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 1 0.3 5 1.4 6 0.8
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 14 3.7 14 3.8 28 3.7
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 382 100.0 369 100.0 751 100.0

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