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Table 3

NEONATAL DEATH RATES AND ANNUAL PERCENT CHANGES BY RACE
NORTH CAROLINA, 1995-1999
TOTAL WHITE OTHER RACES
Year Rate % Change Rate % Change Rate % Change
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
1999 6.7 +3.1 5.0 +13.6 10.9 -6.8

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