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Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

County Perinatal and Infant Mortality, 1997-20018 Population-based Mortality Rates, 1997-2001 Age-adjusted Cause-specific Death Rates, 1997-200113,16
Fetal Rate9 Neonatal Rate10 Postneonatal Rate11 Infant Rate12 Total13,14 Geriatric (ages 65+)14 Violent Causes13,15 Heart Disease Cancer Cerebrovascular Disease
North Carolina 7.6 6.4 2.6 8.9 9.2 51.6 6.3 259.4 203.7 74.9
Alamance 9.5 8.9 2.4 11.3 9.0 51.3 5.9 245.9 204.3 77.0
Alexander 5.9 3.7 1.8 5.5 9.3 51.6 7.2 296.5 200.0 61.9
Alleghany 11.0 3.7 1.9 5.6 8.6 50.1 6.8 200.3 216.8 70.2
Anson 12.3 11.8 5.4 17.1 9.9 53.2 9.9 318.1 198.5 72.1
Ashe 4.5 7.6 3.8 11.4 8.7 50.6 7.4 232.3 184.4 73.2
Avery 8.0 1.1 2.3 3.4 9.1 51.5 8.9 274.0 173.6 57.3
Beaufort 11.0 10.4 2.0 12.4 10.3 55.5 8.0 346.2 217.3 71.0
Bertie 3.9 8.5 3.1 11.6 11.8 63.9 8.0 288.7 251.7 91.1
Bladen 8.4 6.4 2.6 8.9 10.9 57.7 8.4 340.1 195.7 110.6
Brunswick 6.6 3.9 2.9 6.9 8.9 39.8 8.3 269.4 196.2 65.9
Buncombe 7.7 5.9 3.2 9.1 8.8 52.6 5.9 236.5 195.5 68.8
Burke 5.2 5.9 2.7 8.7 8.9 50.0 6.8 251.7 189.1 72.5
Cabarrus 6.7 5.6 1.6 7.1 9.0 52.5 5.3 264.8 200.3 61.7
Caldwell 6.3 6.3 1.8 8.1 9.3 51.5 5.9 272.3 206.1 70.6
Camden 6.7 13.5 3.4 16.8 9.8 50.6 6.4 264.5 253.5 96.1
Carteret 7.4 5.5 3.3 8.8 9.4 49.6 6.6 290.7 224.0 60.6
Caswell 9.3 14.8 2.4 17.1 9.7 54.0 6.3 276.8 223.5 78.2
Catawba 7.5 5.9 2.0 7.9 9.5 52.6 6.4 249.2 212.2 75.2
Chatham 4.6 3.4 3.4 6.8 8.4 48.3 6.6 220.4 191.9 75.7
Cherokee 6.0 3.8 3.8 7.5 8.7 46.9 8.3 250.9 208.8 53.3
Chowan 9.8 10.9 0.0 10.9 9.3 53.7 4.7 268.2 203.8 83.3
Clay 13.9 11.3 0.0 11.3 7.7 45.5 8.3 188.1 179.3 64.3
Cleveland 7.2 7.0 3.7 10.7 9.8 53.6 7.6 291.2 208.2 76.6
Columbus 7.3 8.1 2.2 10.4 10.8 56.9 10.2 377.1 209.2 86.9
Craven 5.9 5.3 2.7 8.1 9.5 49.6 6.2 267.4 216.9 74.3
Cumberland 7.5 8.4 2.7 11.1 10.1 51.0 6.1 297.7 218.0 67.1
Currituck 1.0 8.0 2.0 10.0 9.8 51.8 6.9 257.0 222.3 84.9
Dare 2.4 6.1 2.5 8.6 8.4 42.0 6.6 234.7 196.1 52.3
Davidson 7.5 6.0 2.4 8.3 8.9 49.5 5.8 273.3 193.3 79.6
Davie 7.0 9.3 1.9 11.2 9.0 54.0 5.5 277.4 194.6 70.0
Duplin 5.9 5.4 3.6 9.0 10.6 57.8 8.9 267.5 223.5 110.2
Durham 8.3 5.8 3.1 8.8 9.4 56.1 6.0 231.8 220.9 69.1
Edgecombe 12.2 6.1 4.4 10.4 11.3 59.8 7.7 316.6 244.2 102.4
Forsyth 6.6 8.2 2.8 11.0 9.0 51.9 5.1 236.0 203.7 74.6
Franklin 9.7 5.9 2.0 7.8 9.8 55.1 6.9 273.0 209.5 96.9
Gaston 7.6 6.9 2.8 9.7 10.4 56.2 6.9 295.0 217.8 68.2
Gates 0.0 7.3 1.8 9.1 10.7 59.7 8.5 314.4 242.4 77.5
Graham 6.1 2.0 2.0 4.1 10.2 54.2 9.2 309.7 216.6 50.2
Granville 6.4 3.4 3.4 6.7 9.9 53.6 6.2 271.8 210.2 80.9
Greene 8.6 4.7 4.8 9.5 9.0 49.8 7.1 231.2 201.3 69.9
Guilford 7.5 6.3 2.5 8.8 8.7 50.2 5.9 225.0 201.1 75.0
Halifax 15.0 8.4 2.1 10.5 10.3 54.7 7.2 312.8 218.0 83.5
Harnett 6.8 5.2 2.7 7.9 9.5 51.6 7.6 269.9 218.8 75.1
Haywood 5.5 4.0 2.2 6.2 8.5 47.7 6.8 245.6 183.4 59.6
Henderson 4.9 5.5 2.2 7.6 7.7 44.2 5.7 205.5 174.9 58.4
Hertford 6.4 16.6 2.2 18.7 10.5 55.6 7.7 264.5 229.2 87.4
Hoke 6.6 5.4 1.9 7.2 9.9 50.7 6.4 246.3 238.7 68.6
Hyde 14.5 7.4 3.7 11.1 9.3 55.6 5.4 356.5 195.5 46.2
Iredell 6.0 5.7 3.3 9.0 9.0 50.5 6.5 276.9 191.1 77.7
Jackson 8.0 5.8 2.3 8.1 8.6 48.1 5.8 221.6 201.8 66.1
Johnston 5.9 5.7 1.6 7.2 9.5 52.5 6.7 300.8 207.2 74.7
Jones 17.3 2.0 2.0 3.9 10.0 54.9 6.2 294.8 209.2 90.2
Lee 6.4 5.4 2.7 8.1 9.8 51.4 7.7 275.5 216.3 70.2
Lenoir 9.5 8.9 5.1 14.0 10.9 56.5 8.6 312.2 214.4 93.1
Lincoln 5.6 6.3 2.6 8.9 9.2 50.8 6.4 282.8 198.6 77.4
McDowell 7.2 5.4 3.8 9.2 9.1 51.9 5.7 271.3 218.3 72.5
Macon 4.0 6.0 0.7 6.7 7.9 46.0 6.1 231.0 169.8 65.1
Madison 10.6 5.4 3.6 8.9 8.7 53.6 6.8 230.5 187.2 59.2
Martin 8.1 5.9 4.1 10.0 10.4 55.9 6.0 305.9 215.0 65.6
Mecklenburg 8.6 5.3 2.1 7.5 8.7 50.2 5.0 223.9 194.0 70.5
Mitchell 7.3 8.6 2.5 11.1 9.4 55.1 4.9 282.6 195.3 84.5
Montgomery 9.6 4.8 2.4 7.3 9.1 49.3 7.6 284.7 203.4 61.6
Moore 6.4 6.6 3.1 9.7 7.7 41.1 6.6 218.2 186.6 64.2
Nash 10.8 7.5 3.3 10.8 10.1 55.3 6.1 283.5 215.9 92.2
New Hanover 8.1 4.9 1.7 6.6 8.6 48.0 5.0 244.0 198.8 75.2
Northampton 10.7 8.5 3.1 11.6 10.2 54.6 9.9 277.8 220.8 78.1
Onslow 6.8 5.3 2.4 7.7 10.0 53.0 5.6 281.9 225.0 68.6
Orange 7.9 5.3 2.5 7.8 8.2 49.6 5.3 195.5 213.0 66.5
Pamlico 3.7 3.7 0.0 3.7 9.0 49.2 8.3 245.5 219.8 68.5
Pasquotank 2.2 10.7 1.8 12.4 9.5 55.5 4.8 274.1 216.0 80.7
Pender 7.7 4.7 3.0 7.7 8.8 44.3 6.7 248.2 199.8 98.5
Perquimans 18.8 14.0 3.5 17.5 9.6 51.2 7.3 268.5 213.2 86.1
Person 9.8 8.5 3.6 12.1 9.4 53.2 6.1 270.3 211.7 96.5
Pitt 8.0 9.5 2.2 11.7 10.0 55.6 6.4 267.5 221.0 88.0
Polk 11.3 8.0 3.4 11.4 8.0 50.6 5.2 205.8 179.9 65.6
Randolph 8.0 5.4 3.0 8.3 8.7 49.9 6.2 262.0 194.2 64.0
Richmond 11.1 4.4 2.7 7.1 10.7 56.5 7.9 347.5 224.4 63.9
Robeson 8.7 9.2 3.6 12.8 11.7 60.7 10.9 349.4 220.5 101.1
Rockingham 6.5 4.6 3.5 8.1 9.7 54.1 7.6 253.3 225.6 85.6
Rowan 8.8 4.6 2.9 7.4 9.5 55.2 7.1 293.0 200.1 67.6
Rutherford 5.1 6.8 2.7 9.5 9.6 54.6 7.7 280.9 203.3 75.7
Sampson 8.0 6.5 2.0 8.6 10.3 57.1 8.9 261.1 212.9 103.7
Scotland 9.0 9.8 4.6 14.4 11.1 58.6 7.3 352.6 231.5 91.7
Stanly 6.5 6.8 2.5 9.3 9.7 54.9 7.1 331.0 195.5 81.5
Stokes 9.1 5.7 1.5 7.3 9.3 55.5 6.5 236.6 218.4 112.9
Surry 6.3 5.1 3.0 8.1 9.2 52.4 6.9 263.8 208.5 73.3
Swain 4.6 3.5 0.0 3.5 10.0 53.8 7.4 271.3 193.4 57.7
Transylvania 5.8 9.5 2.2 11.7 7.7 44.4 4.8 214.6 189.9 54.7
Tyrrell 17.6 13.5 0.0 13.5 9.4 50.9 5.6 274.7 239.7 58.1
Union 6.9 5.1 2.1 7.2 9.0 51.0 5.9 280.2 192.4 66.9
Vance 13.3 8.9 4.6 13.4 11.3 60.3 6.8 325.7 241.0 106.2
Wake 7.1 5.8 1.7 7.5 8.2 48.1 4.6 222.6 184.3 75.9
Warren 10.6 4.9 3.9 8.8 9.1 48.2 7.2 247.8 218.7 84.0
Washington 12.3 9.1 4.6 13.6 10.6 56.8 8.4 280.7 235.0 55.6
Watauga 5.2 5.8 1.8 7.6 7.7 45.9 5.5 219.6 168.6 76.4
Wayne 8.9 7.8 3.5 11.3 10.7 54.9 6.5 319.5 233.5 82.5
Wilkes 6.1 3.1 3.6 6.6 9.2 51.7 7.1 238.4 199.9 89.7
Wilson 12.1 7.7 2.8 10.4 10.4 55.4 7.3 284.9 211.6 88.4
Yadkin 6.1 3.3 2.5 5.7 8.9 51.5 7.7 248.8 191.0 62.2
Yancey 7.2 3.1 2.1 5.2 7.6 44.7 6.9 215.5 174.7 71.3
  1. All rates are average for the 5-year period, 1997-2001.
  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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