2005 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 5
Neonatal Death Rates and Annual Percent Changes by Race

  Total Rate % Change White Rate % Change Minority Rate % Change
Year: 6.0 -3.2 4.1 -10.9 10.7 3.9
2001
2002 5.6 -6.7 3.8 -7.3 10.4 -2.8
2003 5.7 1.8 4.1 7.9 9.7 -6.7
2004 6.0 5.3 4.1 0.0 11.2 15.5
2005 6.1 1.7 4.3 4.9 11.0 -1.8

Neonatal Infant Deaths (<28 days) per 1,000 live births.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 03AUG2006