2016 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 8
2016 Neonatal (< 28 days) Infant Deaths by Cause of Death

  RACE/ETHNICITY TOTAL
White Non-Hispanic Af. Am. Non-Hispanic Am. Ind. Non-Hispanic Other Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Neonatal Deaths Neonatal Deaths Neonatal Deaths Neonatal Deaths Neonatal Deaths Neonatal Deaths
# % # % # % # % # % # %
CAUSE OF DEATH: 42 20.7 48 17.9 1 12.5 8 29.6 23 27.1 122 20.6
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 55 27.1 85 31.7 3 37.5 6 22.2 26 30.6 175 29.6
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 18 8.9 34 12.7 0 0 1 3.7 8 9.4 61 10.3
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 10 4.9 18 6.7 1 12.5 1 3.7 3 3.5 33 5.6
Newborn affected by maternal factors/complications of pregnancy, labor & delivery (P00-P04) 23 11.3 44 16.4 2 25.0 3 11.1 14 16.5 86 14.6
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 38 18.7 28 10.4 0 0 6 22.2 10 11.8 82 13.9
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99) 0 0 2 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.3
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J98,U04) 0 0 1 0.4 0 0 1 3.7 0 0 2 0.3
Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed (W75) 2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.3
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 5 2.5 7 2.6 0 0 1 3.7 1 1.2 14 2.4
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.3
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.2
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 7 3.4 1 0.4 1 12.5 0 0 0 0 9 1.5
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 203 100.0 268 100.0 8 100.0 27 100.0 85 100.0 591 100.0

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