What Are the 10 Leading Causes of Infant Morbidity?

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The 10 leading causes for infant mortality are congenital malformations, disorders related to premature birth, sudden infant death syndrome, infant affected by maternal complications, infant affected by cord or placenta, unintentional injuries, respiratory distress, bacterial sepsis, neonatal hemorrhage and necrotizing enterocolitis. Out of all of the leading causes of death, malformations, prematurity and SIDS accounted for 43 percent of the deaths in the United States in 2005.

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