2014 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 7
2014 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: 56 16.2 48 13.0 0 0 2 9.5 19 17.3 125 14.5
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 68 19.7 84 22.8 4 26.7 5 23.8 28 25.5 189 22.0
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 17 4.9 20 5.4 1 6.7 0 0 6 5.5 44 5.1
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 17 4.9 15 4.1 0 0 1 4.8 6 5.5 39 4.5
Newborn affected by maternal factors/complications of pregnancy, labor & delivery (P00-P04) 47 13.6 61 16.5 1 6.7 4 19.0 12 10.9 125 14.5
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 43 12.5 37 10.0 2 13.3 4 19.0 15 13.6 101 11.7
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99) 9 2.6 16 4.3 0 0 2 9.5 1 0.9 28 3.3
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J98,U04) 9 2.6 8 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 2.0
Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed (W75) 4 1.2 4 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 2.7 11 1.3
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 14 4.1 7 1.9 2 13.3 0 0 5 4.5 28 3.3
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 38 11.0 54 14.6 3 20.0 2 9.5 8 7.3 105 12.2
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 7 2.0 5 1.4 1 6.7 0 0 1 0.9 14 1.6
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 0 0 3 0.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.3
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 16 4.6 7 1.9 1 6.7 1 4.8 6 5.5 31 3.6
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 345 100.0 369 100.0 15 100.0 21 100.0 110 100.0 860 100.0

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 26AUG2015