National Vital Statistics System


Infant, Neonatal, and Postneonatal Deaths, Percent of Total Deaths, and Mortality Rates for the 15 Leading Causes of Infant Death, by Race and Hispanic Origin, and Sex: United States, 2015-2017

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Starting in data year 2015, the leading causes of death are shown by combined race and Hispanic origin. An alternative version of this worktable is available for 1999-2015. LCWK4_HR shows the 15 leading causes of death in infant, neonatal, and postneonatal age groups, by race (all races, white, black, American Indian, and Asian or Pacific Islander) and Hispanic origin, and sex. The methodology for ranking causes is available in Deaths: Leading causes [PDF 4 MB].