2009 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 3
Infant Death Rates (per 1,000 live births) by Race and Year

  Total Infant Deaths Total Rate White Infant Deaths White Rate Minority Infant
Deaths
Minority
Rate
Year: 1,219 14.4 692 12.1 527 19.4
1980
1981 1,103 13.2 608 10.7 495 18.3
1982 1,176 13.7 631 10.9 545 19.6
1983 1,109 13.2 604 10.5 505 19.1
1984 1,077 12.5 594 10.0 483 18.2
1985 1,070 12.0 586 9.5 484 17.5
1986 1,049 11.6 575 9.3 474 16.6
1987 1,134 12.1 614 9.6 520 17.6
1988 1,227 12.6 635 9.6 592 18.7
1989 1,170 11.5 596 8.7 572 17.0
1990 1,112 10.6 581 8.2 531 15.9
1991 1,112 10.9 554 8.0 558 16.9
1992 1,031 9.9 510 7.2 521 15.7
1993 1,079 10.6 548 7.9 531 16.4
1994 1,017 10.0 530 7.5 487 15.6
1995 935 9.2 483 6.8 452 15.0
1996 962 9.2 522 7.1 440 14.3
1997 982 9.2 522 6.9 460 14.8
1998 1,037 9.3 510 6.4 527 16.3
1999 1,034 9.1 552 6.8 482 14.8
2000 1,034 8.6 545 6.3 489 14.4
2001 1,005 8.5 518 6.1 487 14.8
2002 957 8.2 501 5.9 456 14.2
2003 967 8.2 513 5.9 450 14.0
2004 1,050 8.8 541 6.2 509 15.6
2005 1,077 8.8 575 6.4 502 14.9
2006 1,033 8.1 550 6.0 483 13.6
2007 1,107 8.5 594 6.3 513 13.9
2008 1,066 8.2 558 6.0 508 13.5
2009 1,006 7.9 487 5.4 519 14.1

Note: Rates based on less than 10 deaths are unstable and should be interpreted with caution.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 20AUG2010