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Table 3

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

TOTAL WHITE OTHER RACES
Year Rate % Change Rate % Change Rate % Change
1994 7.2 -1.4 5.2 0.0 11.8 0.0
1995 6.4 -11.1 4.6 -11.5 10.7 -9.3
1996 6.1 -4.7 4.7 +2.2 9.4 -12.1
1997 6.5 +6.6 4.8 +2.1 10.6 +12.8
1998 6.5 0.0 4.4 -8.3 11.7 +10.4

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