Infant Deaths and IMRs for the 10 Leading Causes of Infant Death in 2001: United States, 2000 and 2001 and Percentage Change, 2000–2001

Cause of Death and International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, CodesRank*20012000% Change 2000–2001
All causesNA27 568100.0684.828 035100.0690.7−0.9
Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities [Q00–Q99]1551320.0136.9574320.5141.5−3.3
Disorders related to short gestation and LBW, not elsewhere classified [P07]2441016.0109.5439715.7108.31.1
SIDs [R95]322348.155.525239.062.2−10.8
Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy [P01]414995.437.214045.034.67.5
Newborn affected by complications of placenta, cord, and membranes [P02]510183.725.310623.826.2−3.4
Respiratory distress of newborn [P22]610113.725.19993.624.62.0
Accidents (unintentional injuries) [V01-X59]79763.524.28813.121.711.5
Bacterial sepsis of newborn [P36]86962.517.37682.718.9−8.5
Diseases of the circulatory system [I00–I99]96222.315.46632.416.3−5.5
Intrauterine hypoxia and birth asphyxia [P20-P21]105341.913.36302.215.5−14.2
All other causes [residual]NA905532.8224.9896532.0220.9NA
  • NA indicates not applicable.

    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/NCHS, 2000–2001 National Vital Statistics System, mortality (unlinked file).

  • * Rank based on 2001 data. Ranking is shown for 10 leading causes of infant death. For an explanation of ranking procedures, see Technical Appendix in Vital Statistics of the United States, Vol. II, Mortality Part A (published annually).

  • Rate per 100 000 live births.