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Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

County Perinatal and Infant Mortality, 1995-19998 Population-based Mortality Rates, 1995-1999 Age-adjusted Cause-specific Death Rates, 1995-199913,16
Fetal Rate9 Neonatal Rate10 Postneonatal Rate11 Infant Rate12 Total13,14 Geriatric (ages 65+)14 Violent Causes13,15 Heart Disease Cancer Cerebrovascular Disease
North Carolina 6.5 6.5 2.8 9.2 9.3 50.8 6.4 273.7 208.0 76.8
Alamance 9.2 6.7 2.6 9.3 8.9 49.4 5.6 255.5 206.7 79.0
Alexander 6.3 4.9 3.4 8.3 8.8 47.5 7.1 285.2 191.6 60.9
Alleghany 16.1 2.0 0.0 2.0 9.2 53.4 6.9 240.0 226.7 78.3
Anson 12.0 10.3 6.1 16.4 10.2 51.5 9.9 334.3 214.9 90.0
Ashe 4.7 7.2 3.2 10.3 8.7 48.2 6.3 239.9 190.0 71.3
Avery 12.9 4.8 2.4 7.2 9.6 55.9 7.6 333.8 183.5 48.7
Beaufort 10.2 12.0 2.4 14.4 10.5 56.7 7.3 352.8 231.2 74.2
Bertie 6.7 9.0 2.3 11.3 12.1 63.4 9.2 328.8 268.2 88.3
Bladen 8.7 7.8 2.3 10.1 11.0 55.4 8.8 327.0 211.3 116.6
Brunswick 6.1 4.0 2.9 6.9 9.2 40.5 7.6 287.7 203.9 68.2
Buncombe 5.4 6.3 2.6 8.8 8.9 51.4 6.0 249.5 196.8 69.3
Burke 6.8 6.2 3.1 9.3 8.8 47.6 6.5 261.6 193.6 61.1
Cabarrus 5.6 5.1 1.0 6.1 9.0 51.4 5.5 281.0 200.2 59.4
Caldwell 5.2 6.4 3.2 9.6 9.1 49.5 6.2 291.7 194.0 75.0
Camden 7.4 11.2 7.5 18.6 10.0 50.8 5.9 258.5 281.1 82.5
Carteret 5.2 4.9 3.0 7.8 9.5 49.9 7.3 301.4 228.2 68.3
Caswell 8.1 14.6 2.5 17.1 9.3 50.1 6.6 287.1 214.1 66.2
Catawba 5.2 4.4 2.1 6.5 9.4 51.7 6.3 259.1 214.7 79.7
Chatham 4.9 6.2 4.3 10.5 8.6 47.4 7.1 243.0 192.4 75.8
Cherokee 4.7 1.6 6.3 7.8 9.0 46.0 8.2 270.9 206.3 49.8
Chowan 7.8 10.9 0.0 10.9 9.1 52.4 5.3 270.2 212.5 77.0
Clay 5.9 11.9 0.0 11.9 8.8 47.6 6.7 262.3 216.5 57.7
Cleveland 6.5 7.4 2.8 10.2 9.7 51.6 7.5 320.8 193.8 79.2
Columbus 5.9 8.7 3.4 12.1 10.7 54.3 10.0 376.0 219.9 87.5
Craven 3.5 5.3 2.2 7.4 9.7 50.3 5.9 282.4 223.5 80.5
Cumberland 6.0 7.9 2.9 10.8 10.0 49.6 7.0 290.4 227.6 69.9
Currituck 0.0 10.0 5.6 15.5 9.9 50.7 5.7 266.8 252.8 67.3
Dare 2.6 2.0 3.3 5.2 8.8 45.6 5.4 277.0 203.0 64.2
Davidson 5.9 5.0 2.7 7.6 8.8 48.0 5.7 279.4 191.3 79.8
Davie 5.7 4.7 1.1 5.8 8.9 51.7 5.8 291.6 185.8 68.0
Duplin 6.3 6.9 2.2 9.0 11.0 57.6 9.4 302.7 239.9 106.4
Durham 7.5 6.3 3.8 10.1 10.5 60.0 6.7 276.8 244.9 70.9
Edgecombe 9.9 5.7 3.4 9.1 11.5 59.0 8.0 325.2 250.1 107.8
Forsyth 5.1 9.1 3.1 12.2 9.1 51.4 5.3 252.7 208.1 76.2
Franklin 6.6 6.3 0.7 7.0 9.2 50.0 7.4 256.4 202.7 84.8
Gaston 7.2 6.3 2.4 8.6 10.5 56.5 6.8 320.7 229.9 70.6
Gates 1.9 5.8 1.9 7.7 11.1 58.9 8.4 321.1 240.8 92.6
Graham 6.2 0.0 2.1 2.1 10.4 55.1 10.2 285.8 225.0 55.4
Granville 7.1 5.0 3.6 8.5 10.1 53.6 7.0 287.4 216.8 77.7
Greene 8.3 9.2 4.2 13.4 9.1 46.5 8.3 244.5 196.6 79.1
Guilford 6.3 7.0 2.9 9.9 9.0 49.6 6.0 238.6 210.8 80.2
Halifax 10.2 11.1 2.9 14.0 11.0 55.9 7.3 348.6 236.7 90.5
Harnett 6.1 6.3 3.0 9.3 9.4 48.6 8.1 275.4 220.0 69.6
Haywood 5.9 4.8 4.9 9.7 8.2 46.5 5.6 260.0 183.8 55.2
Henderson 3.3 6.8 2.6 9.4 8.1 45.2 6.2 219.7 189.6 61.6
Hertford 4.2 16.1 2.1 18.2 10.9 56.9 8.2 297.8 251.0 82.4
Hoke 5.9 5.9 4.2 10.0 9.2 45.5 8.6 242.6 209.3 72.0
Hyde 10.9 7.4 3.7 11.0 10.0 56.5 5.2 406.6 193.9 65.8
Iredell 5.3 5.6 3.2 8.8 9.0 48.6 6.8 280.2 191.5 79.8
Jackson 10.4 6.8 3.1 9.9 8.7 48.7 6.2 239.2 201.3 57.8
Johnston 5.1 5.9 2.0 7.9 9.5 50.3 7.7 300.5 211.1 75.2
Jones 13.3 3.8 9.7 13.5 11.5 62.4 8.4 325.8 244.2 111.5
Lee 5.4 7.6 3.9 11.5 9.1 45.2 7.7 270.0 208.4 58.9
Lenoir 8.2 8.9 4.3 13.2 10.8 55.1 7.5 320.2 214.1 108.6
Lincoln 5.7 4.2 2.8 7.0 9.0 48.9 6.7 297.5 192.2 72.4
McDowell 5.6 5.3 4.5 9.7 8.6 47.9 6.1 246.8 208.9 72.1
Macon 4.2 3.5 2.1 5.6 7.9 45.5 5.9 241.9 171.5 53.8
Madison 3.7 6.4 1.8 8.3 8.6 52.0 6.0 227.3 186.3 68.5
Martin 7.2 7.8 4.2 12.0 10.3 55.4 6.3 309.6 215.2 69.7
Mecklenburg 6.5 4.5 2.1 6.6 9.0 50.2 5.2 244.8 201.2 74.7
Mitchell 7.5 7.6 1.3 8.8 9.1 52.6 5.4 298.7 200.6 66.2
Montgomery 9.6 4.6 3.6 8.1 9.7 49.9 8.9 285.1 218.8 58.0
Moore 7.5 7.6 3.5 11.0 7.9 39.8 6.6 226.9 193.9 72.2
Nash 9.7 7.7 3.6 11.3 9.7 50.7 6.3 282.3 203.7 83.4
New Hanover 7.0 4.8 2.0 6.8 8.8 48.5 4.5 269.5 200.9 78.8
Northampton 9.2 14.8 1.6 16.3 10.7 53.0 9.2 298.4 227.2 99.0
Onslow 5.4 5.3 2.3 7.6 10.3 56.0 5.7 308.3 240.0 72.7
Orange 4.9 7.8 2.0 9.7 8.3 47.9 4.4 208.1 218.1 73.4
Pamlico 1.8 5.4 0.0 5.4 9.1 47.8 8.0 251.6 223.8 60.0
Pasquotank 2.3 12.5 2.4 14.9 9.7 54.6 4.5 296.5 219.7 83.2
Pender 8.6 3.2 2.7 5.9 9.0 45.9 6.6 261.9 203.3 94.7
Perquimans 8.8 10.6 1.8 12.4 9.7 50.1 7.2 268.2 241.4 102.3
Person 9.5 8.2 1.8 10.1 9.2 51.7 5.8 268.6 196.2 103.0
Pitt 6.1 10.2 2.3 12.5 10.3 56.4 6.4 285.0 225.9 96.8
Polk 9.5 10.8 3.6 14.3 8.2 47.4 5.4 218.2 192.2 61.9
Randolph 6.2 4.2 3.2 7.4 8.4 46.6 6.0 270.7 194.9 61.1
Richmond 7.1 8.1 4.2 12.2 10.8 55.8 8.7 359.9 215.4 69.2
Robeson 8.2 9.1 4.0 13.1 11.5 57.9 10.7 356.0 229.7 95.9
Rockingham 7.7 6.3 4.1 10.4 9.7 53.2 7.1 269.7 226.1 93.2
Rowan 7.5 5.3 2.8 8.1 9.3 52.8 6.5 293.6 202.4 72.1
Rutherford 5.8 6.3 2.8 9.1 10.0 55.3 7.1 310.4 210.8 80.9
Sampson 8.7 6.3 2.9 9.2 10.3 55.0 8.9 279.0 211.0 108.0
Scotland 7.5 8.3 4.4 12.7 11.2 57.3 8.6 377.6 215.6 92.8
Stanly 5.9 5.6 3.4 9.0 9.9 55.6 7.2 331.4 210.6 92.4
Stokes 5.8 4.7 1.6 6.2 9.0 52.0 6.4 241.7 203.9 106.1
Surry 4.8 4.9 2.4 7.3 9.4 52.4 6.9 288.6 209.9 78.0
Swain 2.4 2.4 1.2 3.7 10.2 53.8 9.7 314.5 202.6 61.6
Transylvania 4.3 8.6 3.6 12.2 7.9 44.7 3.8 237.4 198.1 57.4
Tyrrell 9.8 24.6 0.0 24.6 9.3 51.1 5.0 255.9 217.1 68.3
Union 7.1 5.6 2.7 8.3 9.4 51.0 6.5 316.2 199.9 63.5
Vance 12.4 6.7 5.2 11.9 11.7 61.8 7.4 338.9 262.8 117.0
Wake 5.7 5.9 2.1 8.0 8.3 47.7 4.8 233.4 189.0 77.8
Warren 6.1 4.1 2.0 6.1 8.9 45.3 7.7 227.3 215.7 85.7
Washington 7.6 9.8 5.5 15.3 10.5 54.1 8.0 327.6 270.6 50.0
Watauga 7.4 5.2 3.5 8.6 7.7 44.1 5.1 231.1 183.3 65.8
Wayne 6.2 6.7 2.8 9.5 10.5 53.9 6.8 322.5 239.1 85.3
Wilkes 7.1 5.2 3.9 9.1 8.8 48.7 7.1 250.5 188.4 88.8
Wilson 11.8 8.3 2.3 10.6 11.2 57.9 7.5 327.4 215.4 98.3
Yadkin 4.6 4.6 0.8 5.5 8.1 45.7 6.6 240.7 176.4 58.8
Yancey 1.1 3.4 3.4 6.7 7.7 43.7 6.4 212.2 172.7 71.3
  1. All rates are average for the 5-year period, 1995-99.
  2. Stillbirths of 20+ weeks gestation per 1,000 deliveries (live births plus stillbirths).
  3. Deaths under 28 days per 1,000 births.
  4. Deaths 28 days to 1 year per 1,000 neonatal survivors (live births less neonatal deaths).
  5. Deaths under 1 year per 1,000 live births.
  6. Rate age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population.
  7. Deaths per 1,000 population.
  8. Deaths per 10,000 population; consists of homicides, suicides, unintentional injuries, legal interventions.
  9. Deaths per 100,000 population.

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