Deaths, Percentages of Total Deaths, and Mortality Rates for the 10 Leading Causes of Infant Death: United States, 2008 (Final) and 2009 (Preliminary)

Causes of Death and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision Codes12Ranka20092008
All causesb26 531100.0642.128 059100.0660.6
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00–Q99)1535820.2129.7563820.1132.7
Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified (P07)2446316.8108.0475416.9111.9
Sudden infant death syndrome (R95)321688.252.523538.455.4
Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy (P01)415866.038.417656.341.6
Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01-X59)511584.428.013154.731.0
Newborn affected by complications of placenta, cord, and membranes (P02)610223.924.710803.825.4
Bacterial sepsis of newborn (P36)76822.616.57002.516.5
Respiratory distress of newborn (P22)85872.214.26302.214.8
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)95652.113.75942.114.0
Neonatal hemorrhage (P50–P52,P54)105372.013.05562.013.1
  • Data source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System: mortality, 2009 and 2008 (

  • a Rank is based on 2009 data.

  • b Indicates that data are not applicable.

  • c IMRs are per 100 000 live births.