TABLE 6

Deaths, Percentage of Total Deaths, and Mortality Rates for the 10 Leading Causes of Infant Death: United States, 2006 (Final) and 2007 (Preliminary)

Causes of Death and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision Codes (Second Edition, 2004)Ranka20072006
n%Ratebn%Rateb
All causes29 241100.0677.328 527100.0668.8
Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00–Q99)1576919.7133.6581920.4136.4
Disorders related to short gestation and LBW not elsewhere classified (P07)2467816.0108.4484117.0113.5
Sudden infant death syndrome (R95)321187.249.123238.154.5
Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy (P01)417706.141.016835.939.5
Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01–X59)512384.228.711474.026.9
Newborn affected by complications of placenta, cord, and membranes (P02)611393.926.411404.026.7
Bacterial sepsis of newborn (P36)77902.718.38072.818.9
Respiratory distress of newborn (P22)87352.517.08252.919.3
Neonatal hemorrhage (P50–P52, P54)96142.114.26182.214.5
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)106122.114.25431.912.7
  • — indicates that data are not applicable.

  • a Rank is based on 2007 data. For an explanation of ranking procedures, see ref 11.

  • b IMRs are per 100 000 live births.

  • Data source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System: mortality, 2007 and 2006 (www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/mortality_tables.htm).