2008 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: 8.8 7.3 6.2 5.1 15.6 11.4
2004
2005 8.8 0.0 6.4 3.2 14.9 -4.5
2006 8.1 -8.0 6.0 -6.3 13.6 -8.7
2007 8.5 4.9 6.3 5.0 13.9 2.2
2008 8.2 -3.5 6.0 -4.8 13.5 -2.9

Infant Deaths (under 1 year of age) per 1,000 live births.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 31JUL2009