2009 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 7
2009 Infant Deaths (<365 days) by Cause of Death

  RACE TOTAL
White Other Races
Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths
# % # % # %
CAUSE OF DEATH: 116 23.8 75 14.5 191 19.0
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 87 17.9 147 28.3 234 23.3
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 28 5.7 24 4.6 52 5.2
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 24 4.9 29 5.6 53 5.3
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P04; P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 99 20.3 115 22.2 214 21.3
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 48 9.9 50 9.6 98 9.7
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 10 2.1 18 3.5 28 2.8
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 4 0.8 1 0.2 5 0.5
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 24 4.9 24 4.6 48 4.8
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 47 9.7 36 6.9 83 8.3
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 487 100.0 519 100.0 1,006 100.0

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 20AUG2010