Indicator Report - Infant Mortality Disparities Between African Americans and Whites by County, 2008-2012
Why Is This Important?"Infant mortality refers to the death of a baby in its first year of life. Racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality in North Carolina persist. The death rate of African American babies is nearly 2.5 times the death rate of white babies. Of all infant mortality racial/ethnic disparities in the state, this disparity is the greatest." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.
Infant Mortality Disparities Between African Americans and Whites by County, 2008-2012
Data NotesInfant deaths represent all resident deaths of a live born infant under one year of age at the time of death. **Data suppressed if either the number of African American infant deaths or white infant deaths was less than 10.
DefinitionThe Infant Mortality Disparity measure is the ratio of the African American infant mortality rate to the white infant mortality rate
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 01/13/2014, Published on 01/15/2014