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NORTH CAROLINA INFANT DEATH RATES
BY PCR REGION AND COUNTY OF RESIDENCE
NORTH CAROLINA, 1997, 1998, AND 1994-1998

***RATES BASED ON LESS THAN 10 DEATHS ARE UNSTABLE
AND SHOULD BE INTERPRETED WITH CAUTION***

1997 1998 1994-1998
INFANT DEATHS RATE INFANT DEATHS RATE INFANT DEATHS RATE
NORTH CAROLINA 982 9.2 1,037 9.3 4,933 9.4
PCR I 66 9.2 56 7.4 313 8.8
PCR II 243 9.6 212 7.9 1,169 9.3
PCR III 141 7.4 158 7.9 698 7.6
PCR IV 188 9.2 218 10.3 927 9.5
PCR V 168 9.8 176 9.9 832 9.8
PCR VI 176 9.8 217 11.7 994 11.0

1997 1998 1994-1998
COUNTY INFANT DEATHS RATE INFANT DEATHS RATE INFANT DEATHS RATE
ALAMANCE 18 10.4 18 10.9 69 8.8
ALEXANDER 2 4.6 5 11.8 20 10.0
ALLEGHANY 0 0.0 1 9.1 1 2.1
ANSON 3 9.0 7 20.6 19 11.4
ASHE 2 7.7 3 12.7 14 11.6
AVERY 0 0.0 2 11.6 11 12.4
BEAUFORT 5 9.0 11 18.7 36 12.9
BERTIE 2 7.4 3 12.5 13 9.5
BLADEN 3 6.5 4 8.5 22 10.3
BRUNSWICK 7 9.4 4 5.2 20 5.4
BUNCOMBE 19 8.4 15 6.0 91 7.9
BURKE 11 10.4 9 7.8 55 10.0
CABARRUS 8 4.8 12 6.7 43 5.4
CALDWELL 10 10.6 5 4.6 42 8.6
CAMDEN 1 32.3 3 75.0 5 18.5
CARTERET 4 6.4 4 6.4 24 7.8
CASWELL 1 4.0 8 31.6 19 15.8
CATAWBA 11 6.1 13 6.9 54 6.2
CHATHAM 5 8.4 7 10.5 32 10.9
CHEROKEE 1 3.6 5 19.2 14 11.2
CHOWAN 2 9.8 6 25.4 9 8.8
CLAY 0 0.0 3 45.5 3 8.9
CLEVELAND 15 11.9 9 6.7 57 8.9
COLUMBUS 5 6.4 10 12.2 43 11.3
CRAVEN 10 6.2 14 8.8 58 7.6
CUMBERLAND 58 10.5 66 11.7 292 10.4
CURRITUCK 1 6.3 4 21.4 15 16.9
DARE 2 6.6 2 6.4 6 4.0
DAVIDSON 14 8.1 18 9.8 67 7.5
DAVIE 4 10.5 1 2.5 13 7.1
DUPLIN 8 10.5 6 8.0 39 11.0
DURHAM 31 9.6 39 11.9 158 10.2
EDGECOMBE 4 4.9 10 12.2 40 9.3
FORSYTH 63 14.7 40 9.2 256 12.4
FRANKLIN 2 3.5 5 8.6 22 7.9
GASTON 18 6.9 24 9.5 113 9.0
GATES 0 0.0 2 18.0 4 7.3
GRAHAM 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 2.1
GRANVILLE 5 8.9 3 5.1 30 10.8
GREENE 2 8.6 4 13.4 17 14.9
GUILFORD 53 10.0 47 8.4 260 9.9
HALIFAX 10 13.0 12 16.3 60 15.5
HARNETT 13 9.5 12 8.6 63 9.5
HAYWOOD 4 7.2 6 11.5 24 9.0
HENDERSON 7 7.6 10 10.0 43 9.9
HERTFORD 3 12.4 5 17.2 22 15.2
HOKE 4 7.5 6 9.3 30 11.0
HYDE 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 10.7
IREDELL 16 10.3 15 9.1 70 9.4
JACKSON 2 6.4 2 6.0 14 8.9
JOHNSTON 13 7.6 16 8.6 73 9.0
JONES 1 10.8 1 8.9 7 13.6
LEE 7 9.6 7 8.3 42 11.3
LENOIR 14 17.6 9 10.4 55 12.8
LINCOLN 3 3.9 6 7.5 28 7.3
McDOWELL 9 18.5 2 3.9 23 9.7
MACON 0 0.0 1 3.4 11 7.9
MADISON 4 18.1 1 4.2 11 10.2
MARTIN 3 9.0 7 18.9 19 11.5
MECKLENBURG 72 7.4 75 7.1 335 7.1
MITCHELL 1 6.5 1 6.4 6 7.7
MONTGOMERY 4 9.9 3 6.8 18 9.3
MOORE 7 8.1 13 13.6 48 11.3
NASH 7 6.0 20 17.1 81 13.7
NEW HANOVER 14 7.5 12 6.3 62 6.7
NORTHAMPTON 0 0.0 5 19.0 23 17.8
ONSLOW 26 8.1 21 6.6 131 8.2
ORANGE 10 8.7 18 15.5 53 9.3
PAMLICO 1 8.7 0 0.0 4 6.8
PASQUOTANK 8 18.3 12 25.9 37 17.0
PENDER 4 8.8 2 4.6 9 4.1
PERQUIMANS 3 28.3 2 18.0 9 16.0
PERSON 7 16.7 5 11.5 24 11.3
PITT 24 13.4 21 11.0 121 13.6
POLK 2 13.7 4 22.7 13 16.0
RANDOLPH 9 5.2 12 6.8 57 6.9
RICHMOND 2 3.1 8 11.4 39 11.6
ROBESON 30 15.0 23 10.9 118 12.0
ROCKINGHAM 11 10.2 10 8.4 56 9.8
ROWAN 13 8.4 12 7.1 72 9.3
RUTHERFORD 7 9.1 3 3.8 31 7.8
SAMPSON 7 8.7 7 8.1 37 9.5
SCOTLAND 10 17.7 6 10.4 31 11.0
STANLY 7 10.1 9 12.5 32 9.1
STOKES 4 7.6 2 3.7 20 7.8
SURRY 10 11.0 6 6.3 34 7.7
SWAIN 1 6.4 0 0.0 5 6.0
TRANSYLVANIA 7 27.0 3 10.6 19 13.6
TYRRELL 0 0.0 2 46.5 4 21.9
UNION 15 7.9 16 8.5 71 8.2
VANCE 12 18.5 8 12.0 48 15.0
WAKE 76 8.8 82 9.1 350 8.5
WARREN 1 5.3 2 9.2 7 7.0
WASHINGTON 3 15.8 2 12.6 13 13.9
WATAUGA 1 2.9 4 11.9 16 9.0
WAYNE 22 13.3 18 10.5 79 9.7
WILKES 5 6.6 6 7.3 33 8.3
WILSON 10 9.5 11 9.5 60 11.6
YADKIN 4 9.3 1 1.9 18 7.9
YANCEY 2 10.6 0 0.0 4 4.6

Source: State Center for Health Statistics
NC Department of Health and Human Services