2015 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 7
2015 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: 79 20.5 46 12.8 0 0 8 24.2 14 14.3 147 16.6
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 60 15.6 103 28.6 1 12.5 6 18.2 32 32.7 202 22.9
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 19 4.9 23 6.4 0 0 0 0 8 8.2 50 5.7
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 21 5.5 26 7.2 2 25.0 1 3.0 5 5.1 55 6.2
Newborn affected by maternal factors/complications of pregnancy, labor & delivery (P00-P04) 32 8.3 46 12.8 1 12.5 7 21.2 11 11.2 97 11.0
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 48 12.5 32 8.9 1 12.5 5 15.2 12 12.2 98 11.1
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99) 10 2.6 12 3.3 0 0 0 0 1 1.0 23 2.6
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J98,U04) 5 1.3 5 1.4 0 0 1 3.0 1 1.0 12 1.4
Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed (W75) 7 1.8 5 1.4 0 0 1 3.0 0 0 13 1.5
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 9 2.3 2 0.6 0 0 0 0 1 1.0 12 1.4
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 65 16.9 40 11.1 1 12.5 2 6.1 5 5.1 113 12.8
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 5 1.3 5 1.4 0 0 0 0 1 1.0 11 1.2
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 5 1.3 4 1.1 0 0 1 3.0 1 1.0 11 1.2
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 20 5.2 11 3.1 2 25.0 1 3.0 6 6.1 40 4.5
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 385 100.0 360 100.0 8 100.0 33 100.0 98 100.0 884 100.0

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 02SEP2016