2018 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 7
2018 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: 66 20.3 45 12.9 1 6.7 3 10.7 25 28.4 140 17.4
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 43 13.2 76 21.7 3 20.0 7 25.0 11 12.5 140 17.4
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 17 5.2 32 9.1 2 13.3 1 3.6 4 4.5 56 6.9
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 15 4.6 29 8.3 1 6.7 4 14.3 3 3.4 52 6.5
Newborn affected by maternal factors/complications of pregnancy, labor & delivery (P00-P04) 30 9.2 40 11.4 1 6.7 1 3.6 12 13.6 84 10.4
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 40 12.3 32 9.1 5 33.3 5 17.9 11 12.5 93 11.5
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99) 11 3.4 8 2.3 0 0 0 0 3 3.4 22 2.7
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J98,U04) 7 2.2 6 1.7 0 0 0 0 1 1.1 14 1.7
Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed (W75) 5 1.5 5 1.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1.2
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 2 0.6 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.4
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 56 17.2 45 12.9 2 13.3 4 14.3 9 10.2 116 14.4
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 4 1.2 9 2.6 0 0 1 3.6 4 4.5 18 2.2
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 4 1.2 5 1.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1.1
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 25 7.7 17 4.9 0 0 2 7.1 5 5.7 49 6.1
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 325 100.0 350 100.0 15 100.0 28 100.0 88 100.0 806 100.0

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 24SEP2019