Leading causes of infant death (ICD-10), Canada, 2012

*Infant death is the death of a child under one year of age.
**The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes. This includes the analysis of the general health situation of population groups. http://www.who.int/whosis/icd10/ – accessed June 21, 2017.

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Statistics Canada. Table 102-0562 – Leading causes of death, infants, by sex, Canada, annual. http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&retrLang=eng&id=1020562&&pattern=&stByVal=1&p1=1&p2=-1&tabMode=dataTable&csid= – accessed June 21, 2017.

In 2012, the leading cause of infant death was congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities. 413 babies died from this cause.

The other leading cause was disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight.