2012 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 5
Neonatal Death Rates and Annual Percent Changes by Race/Ethnicity

  Total Rate % Change White Non-Hispanic
Rate
% Change Af. Am. Non-Hispanic
Rate
% Change Other Non-Hispanic
Rate
% Change Hispanic Rate % Change
Year: 5.2 -8.8 3.8 -7.3 9.4 -8.7 4.3 -23.2 4.2 -8.7
2008
2009 5.3 1.9 3.5 -7.9 10.7 13.8 2.6 -39.5 4.4 4.8
2010 4.9 -7.5 3.6 2.9 9.2 -14.0 3.3 26.9 3.8 -13.6
2011 4.9 0.0 3.4 -5.6 9.5 3.3 3.4 3.0 4.0 5.3
2012 4.9 0.0 3.6 5.9 9.6 1.1 4.7 38.2 2.8 -30.0

Neonatal Infant Deaths (<28 days) per 1,000 live births.
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 21AUG2013