2016 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 7
2016 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: 67 20.0 57 15.0 2 16.7 9 25.7 31 27.9 166 19.0
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 56 16.7 88 23.2 3 25.0 6 17.1 27 24.3 180 20.6
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 19 5.7 39 10.3 0 0 1 2.9 8 7.2 67 7.7
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 15 4.5 24 6.3 1 8.3 3 8.6 7 6.3 50 5.7
Newborn affected by maternal factors/complications of pregnancy, labor & delivery (P00-P04) 24 7.2 44 11.6 2 16.7 3 8.6 14 12.6 87 10.0
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 40 11.9 28 7.4 0 0 6 17.1 10 9.0 84 9.6
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99) 5 1.5 9 2.4 0 0 1 2.9 2 1.8 17 1.9
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J98,U04) 8 2.4 11 2.9 0 0 1 2.9 1 0.9 21 2.4
Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed (W75) 9 2.7 12 3.2 0 0 0 0 1 0.9 22 2.5
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 8 2.4 4 1.1 0 0 1 2.9 0 0 13 1.5
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 52 15.5 41 10.8 2 16.7 3 8.6 6 5.4 104 11.9
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 8 2.4 3 0.8 1 8.3 0 0 1 0.9 13 1.5
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 3 0.9 5 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.9
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 21 6.3 15 3.9 1 8.3 1 2.9 3 2.7 41 4.7
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 335 100.0 380 100.0 12 100.0 35 100.0 111 100.0 873 100.0

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 05SEP2017