2008 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 7
2008 Infant Deaths (<365 days) by Cause of Death

  RACE TOTAL
White Other Races
Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths
# % # % # %
CAUSE OF DEATH: 136 24.4 67 13.2 203 19.0
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 93 16.7 117 23.0 210 19.7
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 19 3.4 30 5.9 49 4.6
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 22 3.9 27 5.3 49 4.6
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P04; P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 112 20.1 120 23.6 232 21.8
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 78 14.0 58 11.4 136 12.8
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 17 3.0 18 3.5 35 3.3
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 4 0.7 7 1.4 11 1.0
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 17 3.0 12 2.4 29 2.7
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 60 10.8 52 10.2 112 10.5
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 558 100.0 508 100.0 1,066 100.0

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 31JUL2009