2017 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 7
2017 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: 63 19.3 47 13.0 1 5.0 10 25.6 24 22.6 145 17.0
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 40 12.3 92 25.5 3 15.0 8 20.5 24 22.6 167 19.6
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 22 6.7 20 5.5 5 25.0 1 2.6 6 5.7 54 6.3
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 23 7.1 17 4.7 3 15.0 5 12.8 8 7.5 56 6.6
Newborn affected by maternal factors/complications of pregnancy, labor & delivery (P00-P04) 41 12.6 47 13.0 2 10.0 4 10.3 13 12.3 107 12.6
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 32 9.8 46 12.7 1 5.0 4 10.3 10 9.4 93 10.9
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99) 10 3.1 6 1.7 0 0 0 0 1 0.9 17 2.0
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J98,U04) 3 0.9 10 2.8 0 0 1 2.6 3 2.8 17 2.0
Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed (W75) 5 1.5 4 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0.9 10 1.2
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 5 1.5 2 0.6 0 0 0 0 2 1.9 9 1.1
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 52 16.0 45 12.5 4 20.0 1 2.6 7 6.6 109 12.8
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 4 1.2 3 0.8 0 0 0 0 2 1.9 9 1.1
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 8 2.5 5 1.4 0 0 0 0 2 1.9 15 1.8
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 18 5.5 17 4.7 1 5.0 5 12.8 3 2.8 44 5.2
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 326 100.0 361 100.0 20 100.0 39 100.0 106 100.0 852 100.0

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 04OCT2018