2020 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 8
2020 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: 50 24.6 35 14.6 1 25.0 6 33.3 18 19.6 110 19.8
Congenital Malformations, deformations & chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
Prematurity & Low Birth Weight (P05-P07) 43 21.2 73 30.5 1 25.0 4 22.2 30 32.6 151 27.2
Respiratory Distress & other Respiratory conditions (P22-P28) 15 7.4 17 7.1 0 0 1 5.6 10 10.9 43 7.7
Infections & Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99; P35-P39) 11 5.4 16 6.7 0 0 0 0 3 3.3 30 5.4
Newborn affected by maternal factors/complications of pregnancy, labor & delivery (P00-P04) 27 13.3 43 18.0 1 25.0 1 5.6 13 14.1 85 15.3
Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (P08-P21; P29-P34; P40-P96) 44 21.7 43 18.0 1 25.0 6 33.3 14 15.2 108 19.4
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99) 2 1.0 2 0.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.7
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J98,U04) 0 0 2 0.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.4
Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed (W75) 0 0 1 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.2
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (R95) 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.2
Other Ill-Defined and unknown causes of death (R96-R99) 6 3.0 4 1.7 0 0 0 0 2 2.2 12 2.2
Homicide/Assault (X85-Y09; Y87.1) 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.2
All Other Causes of Death (Residual) 3 1.5 3 1.3 0 0 0 0 2 2.2 8 1.4
TOTAL, ALL CAUSES 203 100.0 239 100.0 4 100.0 18 100.0 92 100.0 556 100.0

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