2007 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 8
2007 Neonatal (< 28 days) Infant Deaths by Cause of Death

  RACE TOTAL
White Other Races
Neonatal Deaths Neonatal Deaths Neonatal Deaths
# % # % # %
CAUSE OF DEATH: 103 25.9 47 13.5 150 20.1
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 91 22.9 113 32.4 204 27.3
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 38 9.5 21 6.0 59 7.9
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 25 6.3 17 4.9 42 5.6
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P04; P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 119 29.9 128 36.7 247 33.1
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 3 0.8 4 1.1 7 0.9
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 5 1.3 4 1.1 9 1.2
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 3 0.8 0 0 3 0.4
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 5 1.3 1 0.3 6 0.8
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 6 1.5 14 4.0 20 2.7
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 398 100.0 349 100.0 747 100.0

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 30JUL2008