2004 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 4
Infant Death Rates and Annual Percent Changes by Race

  Total Rate % Change White Rate % Change Minority Rate % Change
Year: 8.6 -5.5 6.3 -7.4 14.4 -2.7
2000
2001 8.5 -1.2 6.1 -3.2 14.8 2.8
2002 8.2 -3.5 5.9 -3.3 14.2 -4.1
2003 8.2 0.0 5.9 0.0 14.0 -1.4
2004 8.8 7.3 6.2 5.1 15.6 11.4

Infant Deaths (under 1 year of age) per 1,000 live births.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 19JUL2005