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124. Infant Deaths and Infant Mortality Rates, by Cause of Death

[Excludes deaths of nonresidents of the United States. Deaths classified according to ninth revision of International Classification of Diseases. See also Appendix III]

 
Number Number Percent distribution PERCENT DISTRIBUTION Infant mortality rate 1
      Cause of death
1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
    Total 38,408 38,910 39,655 38,351 36,766 34,628 33,466 31,710 29,583 28,487 27,692 28,488 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 97 100 10.1 10.0 9.8 9.2 8.9 8.4 8.0 7.6 7.3 7.1 7.2
 
Congenital anomalies 7,884 8,141 8,120 8,239 7,685 7,449 7,129 6,854 6,554 6,381 6,063 6,266 21 21 21 21 21 22 21 22 22 22 21 22 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6
Disorders relating to short gestation
and unspecified low birth weight 3,354 3,268 3,931 4,013 4,139 4,035 4,310 4,254 3,933 3,902 3,727 4,011 9 8 9 10 11 12 13 13 13 14 13 14 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Sudden infant death syndrome 5,230 5,476 5,634 5,417 5,349 4,891 4,669 4,073 3,397 3,050 2,705 2,529 14 14 14 14 15 14 14 13 11 11 9 9 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6
Respiratory distress syndrome 3,283 3,181 3,631 2,850 2,569 2,063 1,815 1,567 1,454 1,362 1,262 1,328 9 8 10 7 7 6 5 5 5 5 4 5 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3
Newborn affected by maternal
  complications of pregnancy 1,399 1,411 1,534 1,655 1,536 1,461 1,343 1,296 1,309 1,249 1,242 1,328 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Newborn affected by complications of
placenta, cord, and membranes 839 907 984 975 962 993 994 948 962 949 927 932 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 (NA) 0.2 0.2 0.2
Accidents and adverse effects 950 936 996 930 961 819 898 889 787 804 753 726 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 (NA) 0.2 0.2 0.2
Infections specific to the perinatal
period 862 878 892 875 881 901 772 828 788 756 756 815 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 (NA) 0.2 0.2 0.2
Pneumonia and influenza 674 641 636 634 607 600 530 559 492 496 397 400 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 (NA) 0.1 0.1 0.1
Intrauterine hypoxia and birth asphyxia 791 777 725 762 599 613 549 537 475 428 456 459 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 (NA) 0.1 0.1 0.1
All other causes 13,142 13,294 12,572 12,001 11,478 10,803 10,457 9,905 9,432 9,110 9,404 9,694 34 34 32 31 31 31 31 30 32 32 33 34 3.5 3.4 3.1 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.5 (NA) 2.3 2.4 2.5



NA Not available. 1 Deaths of infants under 1 year old per 1,000 live births.

Source: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics of the United States, annual; and National Vital Statistics Report (NVSR) (formerly Monthly Vital Statistics Report). http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss.htm



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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