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New Jersey Health Statistics
1998

TABLE M46. LEADING CAUSES OF INFANT MORTALITY
NEW JERSEY, 1998
CAUSE OF DEATH (ICD-9 CODES) INFANT DEATHS NEONATAL DEATHS POSTNEONATAL DEATHS
RANK NUMBER RANK NUMBER RANK NUMBER
CONGENTIAL ANOMALIES (740-759) 1 134 2 84 1 50
DISORDERS RELATING TO SHORT GESTATION AND UNSPECIFIED LOW BIRTH WEIGHT (765) 2 113 1 112   1
RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME (769) 3 61 3 60   1
NEWBORN AFFECTED BY MATERNAL COMPLICATIONS OF PREGNANCY (761) 4 47 4 46   1
SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (798.0) 5 37   1 2 36
INFECTIONS SPECIFIC TO THE PERINATAL PERIOD (771)   31 5 26   5
UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES (E800-E949)   14   2 3 12
PNEUMONIA/INFLUENZA (480-487)   9   1 4 8
SEPTICEMIA (038)   8   1 5 7
 
CAUSE OF DEATH (ICD-9 CODES) WHITE NON-HISPANIC BLACK NON-HISPANIC HISPANIC
RANK NUMBER RANK NUMBER RANK NUMBER
CONGENTIAL ANOMALIES (740-759) 1 58 1 42 1.5 19
DISORDERS RELATING TO SHORT GESTATION AND UNSPECIFIED LOW BIRTH WEIGHT (765) 2 43 2 37 3 16
RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME (769) 4 18 4 18 1.5 19
NEWBORN AFFECTED BY MATERNAL COMPLICATIONS OF PREGNANCY (761) 3 24 5 13   2
SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (798.0) 5 9 3 20 5 5
INFECTIONS SPECIFIC TO THE PERINATAL PERIOD (771)   8   8 4 8
UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES (E800-E949)   3   7   1
PNEUMONIA/INFLUENZA (480-487)   2   4   2
SEPTICEMIA (038)   2   2   2


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