2012 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 7
2012 Infant Deaths (<365 days) by Cause of Death

  RACE/ETHNICITY TOTAL
White Non-Hispanic Af. Am. Non-Hispanic Other Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths
# % # % # % # % # %
CAUSE OF DEATH: 91 24.7 56 14.2 10 23.3 25 32.9 182 20.6
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 69 18.7 123 31.1 8 18.6 10 13.2 210 23.8
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 15 4.1 18 4.6 2 4.7 2 2.6 37 4.2
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 16 4.3 14 3.5 0 0 4 5.3 34 3.9
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P04; P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 64 17.3 84 21.3 11 25.6 17 22.4 176 19.9
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 17 4.6 6 1.5 4 9.3 1 1.3 28 3.2
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 14 3.8 17 4.3 4 9.3 2 2.6 37 4.2
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 4 1.1 6 1.5 0 0 1 1.3 11 1.2
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 44 11.9 40 10.1 4 9.3 4 5.3 92 10.4
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 35 9.5 31 7.8 0 0 10 13.2 76 8.6
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 369 100.0 395 100.0 43 100.0 76 100.0 883 100.0

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 06AUG2013