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Data for Infant Mortality Disparities Between African Americans and Whites North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2008-2012

North Carolina vs. HNC2020 Year Ratio Numerator Denominator
North Carolina 2008 2.5 14.7 6
North Carolina 2009 2.9 15.8 5.5
North Carolina 2010 2.4 12.7 5.3
North Carolina 2011 2.4 12.9 5.5
North Carolina 2012 2.5 13.9 5.5
HNC 2020 Target 2008 1.9
HNC 2020 Target 2009 1.9
HNC 2020 Target 2010 1.9
HNC 2020 Target 2011 1.9
HNC 2020 Target 2012 1.9

Data Notes

Infant deaths represent all resident deaths of a live born infant under one year of age at the time of death.  The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

Data Sources

Birth Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics  Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics 

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The 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

Numerator: African American Infant Mortality Rate
Denominator: White Infant Mortality Rate

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/13/2014

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