2008 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 5.3 4.1 0.0 11.2 15.5
2004
2005 6.1 1.7 4.3 4.9 11.0 -1.8
2006 5.6 -8.2 4.1 -4.7 9.4 -14.5
2007 5.7 1.8 4.2 2.4 9.5 1.1
2008 5.2 -8.8 3.9 -7.1 8.5 -10.5

Neonatal Infant Deaths (<28 days) per 1,000 live births.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 31JUL2009