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Infant mortality by race and ethnicity in North Carolina

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The number and rate per 1,000 live births of children who died before their first birthday by race/ethnicity.


At this time, 2020 is the most current year for which data are publicly available for infant mortality data by race-ethnicity. However, 2021 county totals for infant mortality are included for this indicator until more recent data are made available. Infant mortality data for the five-year period 2017–2021 are can be accessed here: North Carolina Resident Infant Death Rates (per 1,000 live births), 2017–2021.

LNE=Low number of events.This designation represents rates that are masked since they are based on numbers less than 10, which are considered unreliable.

Data accessed December 2023.

Last Updated

December 2023