2013 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 7
2013 Infant Deaths (<365 days) by Cause of Death

  RACE/ETHNICITY TOTAL
White Non-Hispanic Af. Am. Non-Hispanic Am. Ind. Non-Hispanic Other Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths Infant Deaths
# % # % # % # % # % # %
CAUSE OF DEATH: 75 20.5 36 10.0 6 33.3 11 45.8 13 20.3 141 16.9
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 74 20.2 95 26.4 3 16.7 2 8.3 11 17.2 185 22.2
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 22 6.0 12 3.3 0 0 1 4.2 4 6.3 39 4.7
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 15 4.1 25 6.9 1 5.6 2 8.3 6 9.4 49 5.9
Newborn affected by maternal factors/complications of pregnancy, labor & delivery (P00-P04) 40 10.9 77 21.4 2 11.1 4 16.7 10 15.6 133 16.0
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 36 9.8 41 11.4 0 0 0 0 5 7.8 82 9.9
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99) 8 2.2 9 2.5 0 0 0 0 1 1.6 18 2.2
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J98,U04) 9 2.5 8 2.2 1 5.6 0 0 3 4.7 21 2.5
Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed (W75) 5 1.4 6 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1.3
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 14 3.8 8 2.2 0 0 0 0 1 1.6 23 2.8
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 37 10.1 27 7.5 4 22.2 2 8.3 5 7.8 75 9.0
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 11 3.0 5 1.4 1 5.6 0 0 1 1.6 18 2.2
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 6 1.6 3 0.8 0 0 1 4.2 0 0 10 1.2
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 14 3.8 8 2.2 0 0 1 4.2 4 6.3 27 3.2
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 366 100.0 360 100.0 18 100.0 24 100.0 64 100.0 832 100.0

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 15SEP2014