Table 3.

Cause of Death ICD-9 Code Categories

CategorySubcategoryPercent of all 21 617 DeathsRate per 100 000 Child-years
MedicalNo indication of chronic illness45.9%41.1
SIDS13.6%12.1
IRDS4.3%3.8
Underlying CCC24.3%21.7
Cardiovascular6.6%5.9
Malignancy5.4%4.8
Other congenital or genetic defect3.8%3.4
Neuromuscular3.8%3.4
Respiratory2.8%2.5
Renal.8%.7
Metabolic.6%.5
Gastrointestinal.3%.2
Hematologic or Immunologic.2%.2
TraumaAny form of injury29.7%26.7
Unintentional injury22.3%20.0
Homicide3.6%3.2
Suicide3.1%2.8
Undetermined intent.8%.7
Missing data.1%.1
Totals100.0%89.4
  • IRDS indicates infant respiratory distress syndrome.