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Table F.1
Ranking, number and percentage of infant deaths for the 10 infant leading causes, Canada, 2000 and 2004

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Cause of infant death 2000 2004
Rank Number Percentage Rank Number Percentage
All causes of infant death ... 1,737 100.0 ... 1,775 100.0
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (cogenital abnormalities) 1 426 24.5 1 412 23.2
Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified (short gestation) 2 162 9.3 2 252 14.2
Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy (maternal complications of pregnacy) 5 86 5.0 3 143 8.1
Newborn affected by complications of placenta, cord and membranes (complications of placenta, cord and membranes) 3 124 7.1 4 106 6.0
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) 4 121 7.0 5 84 4.7
Intrauterine hypoxia and birth asphyxia (intrauterine hypoxia) 6 65 3.7 6 71 4.0
Newborn affected by other complications of labour and delivery (complications labour and delivery) 11 28 1.6 7 64 3.6
Neonatal haemorrhages (respiratory distress) 8 58 3.3 8 53 3.0
Respiratory distress of newborn (bacterial sepsis) 7 59 3.4 9 46 2.6
Bacterial sepsis of newborn 9 50 2.9 10 31 1.7
All other causes ... 558 32.2 ... 513 28.9
Note: The order of the causes of infant death in this table is based on the ranking of the 10 infant leading causes of death in 2004.
Source:
Statistics Canada. Leading Causes of Deaths in Canada, 2000 to 2004, CANSIM Table 102-0562.