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Table 2

INFANT DEATH RATES AND ANNUAL PERCENT CHANGES BY RACE
NORTH CAROLINA, 1994-1998

TOTAL WHITE OTHER RACES
Year Rate % Change Rate % Change Rate % Change
1994 10.0 -5.7 7.5 -5.1 15.6 -4.9
1995 9.2 -8.0 6.8 -9.3 15.0 -3.8
1996 9.2 0.0 7.1 +4.4 14.3 -4.7
1997 9.2 0.0 6.9 -2.8 14.8 +3.5
1998 9.3 +1.1 6.4 -7.2 16.3 +10.1

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