2020 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 7
2020 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 21.2 53 14.5 1 20.0 9 39.1 20 17.9 146 18.2
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 43 14.5 74 20.2 1 20.0 4 17.4 30 26.8 152 18.9
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 16 5.4 22 6.0 0 0 1 4.3 10 8.9 49 6.1
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 16 5.4 23 6.3 0 0 1 4.3 8 7.1 48 6.0
Newborn affected by maternal factors/complications of pregnancy, labor & delivery (P00-P04) 27 9.1 43 11.7 1 20.0 1 4.3 13 11.6 85 10.6
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 47 15.8 44 12.0 1 20.0 6 26.1 15 13.4 113 14.1
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99) 6 2.0 10 2.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 2.0
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J98,U04) 10 3.4 10 2.7 0 0 0 0 1 0.9 21 2.6
Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed (W75) 11 3.7 13 3.6 0 0 1 4.3 1 0.9 26 3.2
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 2 0.7 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 0.9 4 0.5
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 35 11.8 48 13.1 1 20.0 0 0 7 6.3 91 11.3
Unintentional Injuries/Accidents (V01-X59; Y85-Y86) 0 0 7 1.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.9
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 8 2.7 5 1.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1.6
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 13 4.4 13 3.6 0 0 0 0 6 5.4 32 4.0
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 297 100.0 366 100.0 5 100.0 23 100.0 112 100.0 803 100.0

Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 29NOV2021