2006 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 7
2006 Infant Deaths (<365 days) by Cause of Death

  RACE TOTAL
White Other Races
Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths
# % # % # %
CAUSE OF DEATH: 114 20.7 62 12.8 176 17.0
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 99 18.0 125 25.9 224 21.7
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 35 6.4 33 6.8 68 6.6
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 47 8.5 20 4.1 67 6.5
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P04; P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 103 18.7 114 23.6 217 21.0
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 51 9.3 43 8.9 94 9.1
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 23 4.2 13 2.7 36 3.5
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 6 1.1 9 1.9 15 1.5
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 17 3.1 9 1.9 26 2.5
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 55 10.0 55 11.4 110 10.6
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 550 100.0 483 100.0 1,033 100.0

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 13AUG2007