2019 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 8
2019 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: 58 27.4 24 10.2 3 23.1 2 13.3 15 20.3 102 18.6
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 33 15.6 88 37.4 2 15.4 7 46.7 19 25.7 149 27.1
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 18 8.5 11 4.7 0 0 0 0 5 6.8 34 6.2
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 13 6.1 16 6.8 0 0 0 0 4 5.4 33 6.0
Newborn affected by maternal factors/complications of pregnancy, labor & delivery (P00-P04) 33 15.6 47 20.0 5 38.5 1 6.7 17 23.0 103 18.8
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 40 18.9 35 14.9 1 7.7 4 26.7 11 14.9 91 16.6
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99) 3 1.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.5
Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed (W75) 2 0.9 1 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.5
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 2 0.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.4
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 5 2.4 3 1.3 1 7.7 0 0 2 2.7 11 2.0
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 0 0 1 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.2
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 5 2.4 9 3.8 1 7.7 1 6.7 1 1.4 17 3.1
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 212 100.0 235 100.0 13 100.0 15 100.0 74 100.0 549 100.0

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