2018 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 8
2018 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: 51 25.8 25 11.0 0 0 0 0 18 29.5 94 18.3
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 42 21.2 75 33.0 3 25.0 6 35.3 11 18.0 137 26.6
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 12 6.1 26 11.5 1 8.3 1 5.9 4 6.6 44 8.5
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 9 4.5 21 9.3 1 8.3 4 23.5 1 1.6 36 7.0
Newborn affected by maternal factors/complications of pregnancy, labor & delivery (P00-P04) 30 15.2 40 17.6 1 8.3 1 5.9 12 19.7 84 16.3
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 38 19.2 31 13.7 5 41.7 4 23.5 9 14.8 87 16.9
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99) 3 1.5 1 0.4 0 0 0 0 1 1.6 5 1.0
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J98,U04) 0 0 1 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.2
Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed (W75) 0 0 1 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.2
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 3 1.5 2 0.9 1 8.3 1 5.9 4 6.6 11 2.1
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 0 0 2 0.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.4
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 10 5.1 2 0.9 0 0 0 0 1 1.6 13 2.5
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 198 100.0 227 100.0 12 100.0 17 100.0 61 100.0 515 100.0

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