Table 4.

Top 10 Diagnoses Listed With Sepsis in Infants and Neonates, 1979–1994

DiagnosisICD-9 CodeInfant Deaths (%)
(n = 39 231)
Neonatal Deaths (%)
(n = 26 852)
Other preterm infants765.112 119 (30.9)9839 (36.6)
Other (ill-defined conditions originating in the perinatal period)779.8 9959 (25.4)9753 (36.3)
Extreme immaturity765.0 7185 (18.3)6067 (22.6)
Respiratory distress syndrome769 5867 (15.0)5237 (19.5)
Other respiratory problems after birth770.8 4226 (10.8)4103 (15.3)
Cardiac arrest427.5 3609 (9.2)
Shock without mention of trauma785.5 3274 (8.4)2153 (8.0)
Renal failure, unspecified586 2458 (6.3)
Necrotizing enterocolitis in fetus or newborn777.5 2300 (5.9)2007 (7.5)
Pneumonia, organism unspecified486 2064 (5.3)
Interstitial emphysema and related conditions770.21796 (6.7)
Unspecified birth asphyxia in live born infant768.91699 (6.3)
Intraventricular hemorrhage772.11639 (6.1)