Table 1.

Causes of Injury Death in Infants <1 Year of Age, United States, 1983–1991

Cause of InjuryICD-9 CodeDeaths (%)Mortality Rate (Deaths/100 000 Live Births)
HomicideE960.0–9692345  (22.6)6.72
Unintentional
 Mechanical suffocationE913.0–913.91839  (17.7)5.27
 Motor vehicle (traffic)E810.0–819.91580  (15.2)4.53
 Fires and flamesE890.0–899990  (9.5)2.84
 DrowningE910.0–910.9745  (7.2)2.13
 Suffocation caused by food inhalationE911734  (7.1)2.10
 Suffocation caused by object inhalationE912609  (5.9)1.75
 Other unintentional1097  (10.6)3.14
Injury of undetermined intentE980.0–989431  (4.2)1.24
TotalE800.0–99910370  (100)29.72