Indicator Report - Infant Mortality
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 Rate North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2008-2012
Data NotesThe rate is per 1000 live births. The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.
Data SourcesDeath 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