2008 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 8
2008 Neonatal (< 28 days) Infant Deaths by Cause of Death

  RACE TOTAL
White Other Races
Neonatal Deaths Neonatal Deaths Neonatal Deaths
# % # % # %
CAUSE OF DEATH: 99 27.5 40 12.5 139 20.4
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 93 25.8 114 35.6 207 30.4
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 15 4.2 25 7.8 40 5.9
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 19 5.3 17 5.3 36 5.3
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P04; P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 110 30.6 111 34.7 221 32.5
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 5 1.4 5 1.6 10 1.5
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 4 1.1 0 0 4 0.6
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 4 1.1 2 0.6 6 0.9
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 11 3.1 6 1.9 17 2.5
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 360 100.0 320 100.0 680 100.0

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