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Data for Infant Mortality Rates by County, 2008-2012

County Deaths per 1,000 Live Births Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator Denominator
Alamance 7.3 5.5 9.0 67 9,186
Alexander 5.3 2.0 8.6 10 1,891
Alleghany ** 2 480
Anson 7.2 2.7 11.6 10 1,391
Ashe ** 5 1,282
Avery ** 8 776
Beaufort 6.3 3.3 9.3 17 2,694
Bertie 14.1 7.0 21.2 15 1,066
Bladen 8.0 4.0 12.1 15 1,872
Brunswick 7.0 4.8 9.3 38 5,408
Buncombe 5.3 4.1 6.6 70 13,133
Burke 8.4 5.7 11.0 39 4,658
Cabarrus 4.3 3.1 5.4 52 12,187
Caldwell 10.0 6.9 13.0 41 4,115
Camden ** 4 454
Carteret 7.2 4.2 10.2 22 3,048
Caswell ** 9 1,050
Catawba 6.3 4.7 7.9 59 9,349
Chatham 5.1 2.7 7.5 17 3,335
Cherokee 8.4 3.2 13.6 10 1,189
Chowan ** 7 833
Clay ** 4 423
Cleveland 8.9 6.4 11.3 51 5,750
Columbus 11.0 7.4 14.5 37 3,367
Craven 8.2 6.3 10.2 69 8,385
Cumberland 8.6 7.6 9.7 253 29,340
Currituck 8.8 3.4 14.3 10 1,132
Dare ** 8 1,935
Davidson 8.6 6.7 10.6 78 9,026
Davie 4.8 1.8 7.8 10 2,090
Duplin 9.1 6.1 12.1 36 3,960
Durham 6.9 5.8 8.0 150 21,856
Edgecombe 8.7 5.6 11.8 31 3,562
Forsyth 10.0 8.7 11.3 238 23,828
Franklin 8.4 5.4 11.5 29 3,439
Gaston 8.5 7.0 10.1 112 13,130
Gates ** 4 564
Graham ** 3 463
Granville 4.7 2.2 7.1 14 2,996
Greene 10.1 4.4 15.8 12 1,186
Guilford 9.0 8.0 10.1 278 30,747
Halifax 11.9 8.1 15.7 37 3,114
Harnett 8.3 6.4 10.2 72 8,666
Haywood 3.9 1.6 6.2 11 2,820
Henderson 5.0 3.1 6.8 28 5,612
Hertford 14.7 8.2 21.1 20 1,364
Hoke 7.1 4.6 9.5 33 4,677
Hyde ** 3 257
Iredell 6.4 4.8 8.1 59 9,190
Jackson 7.9 4.0 11.7 16 2,038
Johnston 6.6 5.1 8.0 77 11,707
Jones ** 9 487
Lee 8.7 6.0 11.5 38 4,352
Lenoir 10.0 6.7 13.3 35 3,511
Lincoln 8.2 5.5 11.0 34 4,132
Macon 5.8 2.2 9.5 10 1,710
Madison ** 8 926
Martin 9.0 3.9 14.0 12 1,339
McDowell 4.6 1.9 7.3 11 2,413
Mecklenburg 5.9 5.3 6.5 418 70,832
Mitchell ** 1 745
Montgomery 12.2 7.0 17.5 21 1,715
Moore 5.6 3.5 7.7 27 4,823
Nash 9.3 6.9 11.8 55 5,905
New Hanover 4.5 3.3 5.7 52 11,509
Northampton ** 8 1,050
Onslow 6.9 5.8 8.1 144 20,796
Orange 5.5 3.7 7.4 36 6,488
Pamlico ** 7 514
Pasquotank 10.4 6.5 14.3 27 2,598
Pender 6.1 3.3 8.9 18 2,958
Perquimans 16.7 6.8 26.6 11 659
Person 6.5 3.1 9.8 14 2,169
Pitt 11.2 9.2 13.1 124 11,107
Polk ** 5 701
Randolph 6.2 4.5 7.9 52 8,422
Richmond 8.6 5.3 11.9 26 3,015
Robeson 12.5 10.3 14.7 127 10,175
Rockingham 10.5 7.6 13.3 51 4,879
Rowan 6.9 5.1 8.6 56 8,172
Rutherford 7.6 4.8 10.5 27 3,536
Sampson 11.9 8.6 15.1 52 4,378
Scotland 11.5 7.3 15.8 28 2,428
Stanly 7.1 4.3 10.0 24 3,368
Stokes 8.5 4.6 12.4 18 2,116
Surry 9.2 6.2 12.1 38 4,150
Swain ** 7 931
Transylvania ** 9 1,389
Tyrrell ** 2 225
Union 5.7 4.4 7.1 72 12,547
Vance 8.3 5.1 11.6 25 3,007
Wake 6.7 6.0 7.3 427 64,024
Warren 10.6 4.0 17.2 10 940
Washington 13.9 5.3 22.5 10 719
Watauga ** 4 1,812
Wayne 10.5 8.3 12.7 90 8,577
Wilkes 7.9 5.0 10.9 28 3,532
Wilson 8.8 6.3 11.4 46 5,219
Yadkin 6.6 3.2 10.1 14 2,116
Yancey ** 7 878
North Carolina 7.5 7.3 7.8 4,675 620,015
United States 6.2

Data Notes

The 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 Sources

Birth Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics  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

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/23/2013


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