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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

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Data Notes

The 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 Sources

Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics 

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Definition

Infant 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

Numerator: All resident deaths of a live born infant less than one year of age at the time of death
Denominator: Total number of resident live births

Page Content Updated On 01/23/2013, Published on 04/09/2013
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