Indicator Report - Infant Mortality Rates by County, 2008-2012
Why Is This Important?"Over 1,000 babies (under age 1) died in 2009 in North Carolina. The most prevalent causes of infant mortality are birth defects, prematurity, low birth weight, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.
Infant Mortality Rates by County, 2008-2012
Data NotesThe rate is per 1000 live births. **Rates are displayed only for counties that have a minimum of 10 deaths. U.S. data are for 2010.
Data SourcesBirth Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics
DefinitionInfant deaths represent all resident deaths of a live born infant under one year of age at the time of death.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 01/23/2013, Published on 04/09/2013