Indicator Report - Infant Mortality Rate North Carolina vs. United States, 2000-2012
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 Rate North Carolina vs. United States, 2000-2012
Data NotesThe rate is per 1000 live births.
Data SourcesDeath Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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