2009 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 8
2009 Neonatal (< 28 days) Infant Deaths by Cause of Death

  RACE TOTAL
White Other Races
Neonatal Deaths Neonatal Deaths Neonatal Deaths
# % # % # %
CAUSE OF DEATH: 82 25.2 45 12.9 127 18.8
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 86 26.5 143 40.9 229 33.9
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 24 7.4 16 4.6 40 5.9
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 12 3.7 18 5.1 30 4.4
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P04; P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 97 29.8 113 32.3 210 31.1
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 3 0.9 2 0.6 5 0.7
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 0 0 1 0.3 1 0.1
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 1 0.3 0 0 1 0.1
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 10 3.1 4 1.1 14 2.1
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 10 3.1 8 2.3 18 2.7
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 325 100.0 350 100.0 675 100.0

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