TABLE 4

Causes of Death

Causean
Respiratory distress
    Isolated88
    With severe intracranial hemorrhage71
    With infection49
NEC47
    with sepsis42
Sepsis (early and late onset)70
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
    Isolated26
    With infection29
    With brain injury10
Severe intracranial hemorrhage16
Immaturity46
  • a These causes represent 77% of the 642 deaths in this cohort of 5277 infants. The remainder of the assigned causes reflects multiple conditions or suspected diagnoses.