2006 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 8
2006 Neonatal (< 28 days) Infant Deaths by Cause of Death

  RACE TOTAL
White Other Races
Neonatal Deaths Neonatal Deaths Neonatal Deaths
# % # % # %
CAUSE OF DEATH: 79 21.0 42 12.5 121 17.0
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 97 25.7 124 37.0 221 31.0
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 31 8.2 29 8.7 60 8.4
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 36 9.5 14 4.2 50 7.0
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P04; P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 102 27.1 111 33.1 213 29.9
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 8 2.1 4 1.2 12 1.7
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 2 0.5 2 0.6 4 0.6
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 7 1.9 2 0.6 9 1.3
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 15 4.0 7 2.1 22 3.1
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 377 100.0 335 100.0 712 100.0

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