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North Carolina Health Statistics Pocket Guide - 2009

Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

County Perinatal and Infant Mortality, 2005-20098 Population-based Mortality Rates, 2005-2009 Age-adjusted Cause-specific Death Rates, 2005-200913,16
Fetal Rate9 Neonatal Rate10 Postneonatal Rate11 Infant Rate12 Total13,14 Geriatric (ages 65+)14 Injury/Violence13,15 Heart Disease Cancer Cerebrovascular Disease
North Carolina 6.7 5.6 2.7 8.3 8.5 48.4 6.7 194.7 188.8 51.3
Alamance 7.3 5.6 2.3 7.9 8.8 54.6 6.6 196.2 199.9 60.5
Alexander 8.1 4.3 3.4 7.6 8.8 45.1 9.1 200.6 193.1 44.0
Alleghany 1.9 7.5 1.9 9.4 8.1 46.0 7.9 223.6 154.5 50.5
Anson 14.3 7.2 2.7 9.9 9.8 54.2 9.0 215.8 195.6 78.1
Ashe 2.9 3.6 0.7 4.3 8.1 46.2 8.8 190.9 172.3 48.9
Avery 8.0 3.5 3.5 6.9 7.9 44.1 7.4 192.5 174.4 34.8
Beaufort 11.2 2.7 2.4 5.2 9.2 49.6 8.0 238.6 202.4 62.0
Bertie 13.2 12.5 5.1 17.5 9.9 53.9 9.0 201.4 229.6 55.6
Bladen 10.7 9.4 3.8 13.1 10.5 53.7 9.1 266.4 205.0 73.8
Brunswick 5.3 4.2 3.7 7.8 7.8 34.9 8.4 189.5 174.5 42.2
Buncombe 5.9 3.8 2.4 6.2 8.1 49.6 6.4 184.5 182.1 47.3
Burke 4.9 5.9 3.8 9.7 8.8 48.0 8.7 206.7 196.5 49.6
Cabarrus 7.1 3.4 1.7 5.2 8.8 52.7 7.5 186.9 188.8 49.2
Caldwell 4.9 4.0 2.7 6.7 9.2 50.2 8.0 208.5 206.3 55.7
Camden 5.8 2.0 3.9 5.9 6.8 35.8 7.2 160.0 156.0 34.6
Carteret 6.3 2.2 2.5 4.7 7.8 41.3 7.9 188.6 190.8 43.5
Caswell 6.3 8.1 5.4 13.5 9.0 50.5 7.6 231.9 197.8 45.8
Catawba 4.2 5.3 2.3 7.5 9.0 52.0 7.3 187.2 201.4 55.5
Chatham 3.8 6.0 0.8 6.8 7.4 45.2 6.9 173.4 157.9 50.3
Cherokee 3.8 5.3 3.8 9.1 7.9 41.9 9.1 212.4 176.8 38.9
Chowan 7.5 7.5 2.2 9.7 8.6 51.2 6.3 197.0 214.5 73.2
Clay 0.0 7.0 4.7 11.7 7.0 39.0 9.1 162.4 142.1 32.6
Cleveland 8.7 6.4 3.0 9.4 9.8 54.7 8.7 234.3 199.8 58.6
Columbus 6.7 7.6 3.3 10.9 10.8 56.8 11.3 278.8 202.2 68.2
Craven 6.7 5.7 3.0 8.7 8.7 48.0 6.8 195.2 205.4 45.8
Cumberland 8.1 7.0 3.5 10.5 9.2 48.0 6.7 222.8 205.3 50.4
Currituck 4.9 8.2 6.6 14.8 7.9 40.4 7.6 178.1 183.8 34.8
Dare 6.5 4.7 0.9 5.6 6.6 32.8 6.3 157.1 158.6 32.1
Davidson 5.9 5.3 4.2 9.4 8.9 49.7 7.2 224.5 192.3 55.3
Davie 2.6 3.1 2.6 5.7 7.7 44.6 7.9 171.8 174.8 37.7
Duplin 9.8 7.0 1.7 8.7 9.5 52.3 9.0 222.5 199.8 66.9
Durham 6.1 4.3 2.7 7.0 8.0 49.0 5.5 162.6 189.9 45.3
Edgecombe 16.0 9.1 3.8 12.8 11.0 57.9 8.3 255.2 229.9 94.9
Forsyth 5.8 7.3 3.4 10.7 8.1 47.6 5.9 155.7 189.5 51.3
Franklin 7.2 4.8 3.1 7.8 9.0 50.2 7.3 193.4 217.8 44.5
Gaston 6.0 7.2 3.3 10.5 9.6 52.9 7.7 229.7 195.6 49.6
Gates 8.2 10.0 1.7 11.6 8.9 48.6 6.5 185.8 216.4 50.0
Graham 6.0 2.0 6.1 8.1 8.5 43.0 9.5 219.1 180.6 32.6
Granville 4.7 2.8 2.5 5.4 9.4 50.1 6.6 202.7 250.5 58.4
Greene 11.8 8.8 5.6 14.3 8.7 50.3 6.1 213.1 190.8 64.7
Guilford 6.9 7.4 2.6 10.0 8.1 48.3 6.3 172.7 177.0 46.8
Halifax 8.1 9.9 4.4 14.2 9.9 52.2 7.9 242.5 226.8 55.7
Harnett 5.9 6.6 2.6 9.2 8.9 49.3 6.7 214.0 191.9 49.7
Haywood 5.4 4.8 2.1 6.8 8.1 45.6 7.8 198.2 181.1 46.2
Henderson 4.4 4.3 2.0 6.2 7.8 47.2 6.4 174.3 173.0 42.1
Hertford 8.9 12.8 6.5 19.3 9.5 53.0 6.7 185.1 234.9 61.3
Hoke 7.5 4.7 3.3 8.0 9.4 50.0 6.9 255.6 208.3 46.6
Hyde 7.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.8 55.1 5.9 214.1 221.6 71.1
Iredell 5.5 4.1 2.3 6.5 9.0 51.6 6.7 225.3 189.5 55.8
Jackson 6.2 4.8 3.4 8.2 7.9 41.6 7.8 185.2 170.2 31.1
Johnston 5.7 4.3 1.8 6.1 8.7 48.9 6.9 259.8 185.4 46.1
Jones 4.1 10.4 4.2 14.5 8.5 47.8 6.2 245.7 168.8 52.9
Lee 6.3 5.5 2.0 7.4 8.6 47.6 7.8 206.3 177.3 54.3
Lenoir 8.1 7.2 2.8 10.0 10.3 56.2 6.8 271.5 220.1 61.6
Lincoln 4.7 4.5 1.8 6.3 9.3 50.7 7.3 268.1 192.2 57.1
McDowell 9.1 4.6 1.9 6.5 8.8 48.6 7.5 201.7 206.0 54.7
Macon 4.3 3.2 3.2 6.4 7.5 42.2 8.3 186.3 162.6 41.2
Madison 10.3 3.1 4.2 7.3 8.5 50.6 7.6 182.2 209.0 47.3
Martin 8.0 11.4 2.0 13.5 10.8 58.4 8.5 279.5 218.1 75.2
Mecklenburg 7.4 4.3 2.4 6.8 7.6 45.4 4.9 154.7 171.8 45.5
Mitchell 2.5 2.5 3.7 6.2 8.8 49.3 8.6 213.4 195.0 49.4
Montgomery 6.7 7.3 1.6 8.9 8.0 43.8 8.5 188.4 156.2 46.6
Moore 7.3 6.1 1.8 8.0 7.2 42.3 7.4 148.3 177.7 43.4
Nash 12.7 8.0 3.1 11.1 9.6 53.7 6.9 207.1 206.9 58.5
New Hanover 4.7 2.8 1.5 4.3 7.8 44.5 6.2 200.8 184.3 43.1
Northampton 6.6 6.6 3.3 9.9 9.5 52.6 7.9 244.7 199.7 51.7
Onslow 4.6 5.2 2.8 8.0 8.6 44.0 6.5 200.0 200.8 47.0
Orange 4.3 5.1 1.8 6.9 6.8 42.4 4.6 148.4 165.1 39.0
Pamlico 7.2 1.8 3.6 5.4 7.8 39.8 9.9 155.2 190.1 53.5
Pasquotank 5.3 7.2 2.9 10.0 7.6 45.0 5.6 189.5 185.0 45.6
Pender 4.6 3.9 1.8 5.7 7.8 40.1 7.3 168.0 189.2 42.5
Perquimans 3.0 13.4 0.0 13.4 7.8 42.8 6.4 200.1 200.1 48.7
Person 10.1 6.4 3.0 9.3 9.6 52.8 8.1 216.8 214.0 83.3
Pitt 8.8 7.9 3.1 11.0 8.9 51.1 6.4 206.6 190.8 58.9
Polk 5.1 3.8 9.0 12.7 8.0 53.8 8.7 167.2 185.3 44.2
Randolph 5.3 5.3 2.4 7.6 9.0 51.4 7.7 207.2 196.7 48.8
Richmond 4.8 5.2 2.1 7.3 10.5 56.9 8.4 277.0 223.2 79.7
Robeson 7.7 10.1 4.2 14.2 10.6 53.1 10.7 260.0 206.6 56.8
Rockingham 8.5 6.7 3.8 10.5 9.7 54.7 9.0 224.2 207.8 62.3
Rowan 6.9 3.9 2.4 6.3 9.0 54.3 7.8 214.6 194.9 59.5
Rutherford 7.0 4.3 3.2 7.5 10.0 57.3 8.7 230.3 225.5 64.0
Sampson 9.2 7.1 3.5 10.6 9.2 50.2 9.3 200.5 206.1 62.1
Scotland 7.6 6.1 3.1 9.2 10.7 55.3 8.5 255.9 252.3 73.5
Stanly 5.8 4.2 3.6 7.8 9.1 53.3 7.9 234.9 196.6 58.2
Stokes 3.1 7.9 3.1 11.0 9.5 52.3 8.3 202.2 199.0 76.1
Surry 6.4 7.4 2.9 10.3 9.1 53.8 8.3 216.0 207.0 50.8
Swain 10.8 2.2 4.4 6.5 11.0 57.1 11.0 262.3 198.2 58.5
Transylvania 4.6 2.6 5.3 7.9 7.0 38.8 8.7 145.9 150.1 43.4
Tyrrell 7.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.1 49.6 6.8 221.0 234.6 48.2
Union 5.2 4.3 2.3 6.6 7.9 44.4 5.5 179.6 164.1 47.0
Vance 9.7 7.1 4.5 11.6 10.2 52.6 8.9 234.8 215.9 72.8
Wake 5.9 4.9 2.0 6.9 7.1 42.4 4.4 157.1 168.3 51.2
Warren 13.0 6.6 2.8 9.4 8.5 45.6 9.3 221.6 182.6 48.9
Washington 3.4 9.2 2.3 11.4 9.0 50.7 4.0 361.1 168.9 46.7
Watauga 3.1 4.7 1.6 6.3 7.0 41.2 7.7 177.4 167.1 37.4
Wayne 9.2 6.9 3.0 9.9 9.7 51.8 7.4 217.1 210.9 63.6
Wilkes 5.1 4.8 2.6 7.4 8.8 47.5 10.4 181.5 187.3 53.2
Wilson 11.1 7.2 3.3 10.5 9.5 53.8 7.6 201.7 216.6 45.4
Yadkin 6.0 7.7 2.6 10.3 9.0 50.9 8.3 196.7 205.3 46.1
Yancey 8.8 2.2 4.4 6.6 7.5 43.7 6.8 165.8 179.7 36.6

8. All rates are average for the 5-year period, 2005-2009.
9. Stillbirths of 20+ weeks gestation per 1,000 deliveries (live births plus stillbirths).
10. Deaths under 28 days per 1,000 live births.
11. Deaths 28 days to 1 year per 1,000 neonatal survivors (live births less neonatal deaths).
12. Deaths under 1 year per 1,000 live births.
13. Rate age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population.
14. Deaths per 1,000 population.
15. Deaths per 10,000 population; consists of homicides, suicides, unintentional injuries, legal interventions.
16. Deaths per 100,000 population.

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