2019 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 7
2019 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: 75 25.0 41 11.3 3 15.8 2 9.5 24 22.4 145 17.9
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 34 11.3 89 24.5 2 10.5 7 33.3 19 17.8 151 18.6
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 20 6.7 15 4.1 0 0 2 9.5 5 4.7 42 5.2
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 18 6.0 24 6.6 1 5.3 0 0 7 6.5 50 6.2
Newborn affected by maternal factors/complications of pregnancy, labor & delivery (P00-P04) 33 11.0 49 13.5 5 26.3 1 4.8 17 15.9 105 13.0
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 41 13.7 36 9.9 1 5.3 4 19.0 11 10.3 93 11.5
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99) 10 3.3 8 2.2 1 5.3 0 0 4 3.7 23 2.8
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J98,U04) 1 0.3 8 2.2 1 5.3 0 0 3 2.8 13 1.6
Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed (W75) 9 3.0 11 3.0 0 0 0 0 2 1.9 22 2.7
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 3 1.0 2 0.6 0 0 1 4.8 1 0.9 7 0.9
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 39 13.0 50 13.8 4 21.1 2 9.5 11 10.3 106 13.1
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 3 1.0 7 1.9 0 0 0 0 1 0.9 11 1.4
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 5 1.7 5 1.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1.2
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 9 3.0 18 5.0 1 5.3 2 9.5 2 1.9 32 4.0
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 300 100.0 363 100.0 19 100.0 21 100.0 107 100.0 810 100.0

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 02NOV2020