TABLE 1.

Causes of Postneonatal Death in the 1988 NMIHS (Excluding Malignancy and Congenital Anomalies)

Postneonatal Death Causes and ICD-9 Codesn
Infections (n = 255)
 001–139 Infectious and parasitic diseases47
 240–279 Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases and immunity disorders1
 320–389 Meningitis and other diseases of the nervous system and sense organs56
 460–519 Diseases of the respiratory system124
 520–579 Diseases of the digestive system27
Injuries (n = 126)
 E800–E999 Injury and poisoning126
SIDS (n = 591)
 798.0 Sudden infant death syndrome591
Others and unknown (n = 232)
 280–289 Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs3
 760–779 Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period30
 780–797, 798.1–799 Symptoms, signs, and all other ill-defined conditions87
 Unknown112
  • ICD-9 indicates International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision.