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Table 8 - Selected Health Indicators

County Perinatal and Infant Mortality, 1999-20038 Population-based Mortality Rates, 1999-2003 Age-adjusted Cause-specific Death Rates, 1999-200313,16
Fetal Rate9 Neonatal Rate10 Postneonatal Rate11 Infant Rate12 Total13,14 Geriatric (ages 65+)14 Violent Causes13,15 Heart Disease Cancer Cerebrovascular Disease
North Carolina 7.3 6.0 2.5 8.5 9.1 51.7 6.4 243.2 199.7 70.7
Alamance 6.6 8.6 2.3 10.8 9.0 52.4 6.2 226.9 203.0 71.0
Alexander 4.2 3.3 1.4 4.7 8.9 50.7 6.7 267.8 191.1 65.0
Alleghany 9.7 2.0 3.9 5.9 9.0 52.8 6.4 209.5 210.4 66.9
Anson 10.5 11.8 4.2 15.9 10.1 56.1 9.8 304.5 192.8 73.1
Ashe 3.8 6.8 5.4 12.2 8.7 49.8 9.2 219.1 175.9 64.0
Avery 4.6 0.0 0.0 2.3 8.8 50.7 7.8 251.3 184.5 51.1
Beaufort 9.2 9.3 2.6 11.9 10.0 53.6 7.3 322.3 211.0 70.1
Bertie 5.5 9.4 3.2 12.5 11.1 60.4 8.7 271.7 240.4 84.0
Bladen 7.7 5.2 3.9 9.1 11.0 57.7 10.3 314.1 209.0 99.7
Brunswick 5.6 3.3 2.8 6.1 8.5 38.0 7.9 236.4 193.6 56.6
Buncombe 6.6 6.2 2.9 9.1 8.7 52.9 6.2 222.5 195.4 63.7
Burke 4.7 4.9 3.2 8.0 8.8 49.3 7.6 233.2 189.7 72.4
Cabarrus 7.5 5.4 2.9 8.4 9.0 53.5 5.8 245.9 194.2 60.5
Caldwell 6.1 6.7 2.3 9.0 9.4 53.0 6.2 252.4 208.7 73.7
Camden 12.1 2.5 0.0 2.5 8.9 47.7 4.9 268.7 248.5 82.2
Carteret 7.9 4.7 4.4 9.0 9.5 50.0 7.2 274.8 218.1 69.3
Caswell 9.2 10.8 0.8 11.6 9.7 53.2 7.2 255.5 212.3 79.4
Catawba 7.4 5.9 2.1 8.0 9.3 52.4 6.9 229.1 202.0 70.3
Chatham 4.4 3.3 2.4 5.6 8.1 48.0 6.4 207.5 186.3 71.1
Cherokee 9.0 4.5 4.6 9.1 8.8 47.4 8.6 239.8 210.2 47.4
Chowan 9.9 4.5 0.0 4.5 9.2 54.4 6.4 253.0 193.1 89.0
Clay 12.5 5.1 0.0 5.1 7.6 43.9 8.9 152.5 189.8 55.9
Cleveland 7.6 6.5 3.7 10.2 9.7 53.7 7.8 284.1 207.4 66.8
Columbus 9.0 9.6 1.8 11.3 10.8 56.8 9.7 362.0 214.9 71.8
Craven 7.3 4.9 2.2 7.1 9.4 49.9 6.4 243.3 214.4 69.7
Cumberland 8.2 8.6 2.6 11.2 10.2 52.2 6.1 302.3 211.1 65.2
Currituck 1.8 6.4 1.8 8.2 9.3 48.9 7.1 234.7 207.1 82.8
Dare 4.4 7.2 1.7 8.9 8.4 42.0 7.1 196.2 220.2 53.4
Davidson 6.9 5.4 2.9 8.3 9.1 50.6 6.8 264.7 201.8 71.2
Davie 6.3 10.9 1.8 12.8 8.7 52.7 5.1 242.8 183.2 69.2
Duplin 7.9 6.4 2.6 9.0 10.2 56.1 8.9 247.9 207.3 103.8
Durham 6.5 4.5 2.9 7.4 9.0 54.5 5.8 208.3 208.8 68.7
Edgecombe 11.8 7.6 3.6 11.2 11.2 60.6 6.3 315.3 236.6 103.7
Forsyth 6.2 7.2 2.3 9.5 8.8 52.0 5.5 212.3 199.3 71.5
Franklin 7.7 5.9 1.6 7.4 9.6 54.2 6.7 268.8 206.1 80.9
Gaston 8.1 6.7 2.7 9.4 10.4 56.9 7.3 279.9 215.8 67.3
Gates 5.6 5.6 1.9 7.5 10.6 59.6 10.0 279.7 233.5 64.9
Graham 3.9 1.9 1.9 3.9 10.0 54.3 8.2 303.8 196.4 44.0
Granville 5.0 4.0 2.7 6.7 9.5 52.6 5.4 251.1 214.0 73.6
Greene 11.4 5.8 6.6 12.4 9.4 52.4 7.1 240.4 203.3 57.0
Guilford 6.9 6.1 2.5 8.6 8.6 51.0 5.9 214.9 194.6 68.8
Halifax 15.6 6.3 2.4 8.7 10.2 54.5 7.3 287.7 215.7 86.2
Harnett 5.9 5.7 2.4 8.1 9.3 51.4 6.9 256.2 208.5 72.4
Haywood 7.7 4.2 1.4 5.7 8.5 47.9 7.5 223.9 183.6 55.3
Henderson 4.8 3.7 2.6 6.3 7.7 45.2 6.2 194.0 175.6 51.9
Hertford 6.2 14.0 5.0 18.9 10.6 59.7 7.5 261.8 216.7 90.4
Hoke 7.1 6.5 2.4 8.9 10.1 50.4 6.4 256.6 237.6 59.5
Hyde 7.1 10.7 3.6 14.3 9.0 54.0 6.8 289.1 196.5 39.7
Iredell 5.5 5.3 3.7 9.0 8.9 50.4 6.4 265.3 190.0 70.5
Jackson 7.7 6.6 1.7 8.3 8.5 47.4 6.5 216.1 182.5 56.8
Johnston 6.3 5.5 1.9 7.4 9.2 51.0 7.1 285.9 197.0 65.5
Jones 12.3 4.1 0.0 4.1 10.0 55.9 6.8 285.7 192.2 80.6
Lee 6.7 5.3 1.4 6.7 9.5 51.1 7.9 256.6 210.0 66.2
Lenoir 9.1 6.9 6.2 13.1 11.0 56.7 8.8 296.2 221.9 77.2
Lincoln 5.2 6.4 2.3 8.6 9.3 51.9 6.5 256.1 200.3 68.3
McDowell 6.4 4.5 3.8 8.3 9.1 51.6 6.5 251.9 212.8 63.4
Macon 5.1 7.1 1.9 9.0 7.8 44.9 6.4 211.2 170.1 59.9
Madison 6.3 1.8 2.7 4.6 8.7 54.4 7.2 208.8 200.8 67.1
Martin 8.6 6.2 1.9 8.1 10.7 58.6 7.6 315.0 214.7 67.6
Mecklenburg 8.0 5.3 2.1 7.5 8.6 50.6 5.1 207.5 188.7 68.5
Mitchell 3.6 8.4 1.2 9.6 9.4 55.0 8.0 237.9 198.7 74.9
Montgomery 7.5 5.0 3.0 8.0 9.3 52.8 8.1 269.4 191.4 69.9
Moore 6.4 5.3 2.7 8.0 7.6 41.3 6.6 197.9 188.0 60.9
Nash 11.6 6.2 3.3 9.5 10.2 57.9 6.5 263.4 213.7 96.2
New Hanover 8.0 4.7 0.9 5.6 8.6 48.9 5.2 230.0 197.2 70.0
Northampton 7.9 16.0 1.6 17.6 10.3 55.1 9.6 269.5 214.0 67.0
Onslow 7.4 5.9 2.6 8.5 9.6 50.5 5.9 261.4 215.4 63.7
Orange 7.8 4.4 1.4 5.8 8.0 49.7 5.6 182.3 201.7 66.5
Pamlico 11.5 3.9 2.0 5.8 8.4 45.8 6.3 209.5 196.1 78.1
Pasquotank 3.4 5.6 2.2 7.7 9.4 56.7 4.5 253.0 221.5 71.9
Pender 9.2 5.5 3.4 8.9 8.5 43.1 6.9 232.6 201.0 89.4
Perquimans 13.1 11.6 3.4 14.9 9.3 51.1 5.9 265.6 214.2 73.7
Person 6.9 7.0 3.5 10.5 9.7 54.5 6.9 251.1 216.8 98.3
Pitt 7.3 9.4 1.8 11.2 9.7 54.6 6.5 251.3 214.2 79.2
Polk 11.2 4.5 0.0 4.5 8.2 53.3 7.5 203.5 175.2 60.7
Randolph 7.8 5.6 3.5 9.1 8.7 50.5 6.0 243.2 196.8 65.7
Richmond 11.9 4.6 4.0 8.6 10.9 57.9 8.2 349.3 219.5 64.8
Robeson 9.1 8.1 3.6 11.7 11.6 60.8 10.7 332.2 222.7 94.0
Rockingham 5.3 5.4 2.8 8.1 9.8 55.0 8.6 251.6 222.8 79.9
Rowan 7.8 4.6 2.7 7.3 9.2 54.4 7.3 277.4 189.0 61.7
Rutherford 6.4 8.7 3.0 11.6 9.7 54.8 8.4 257.4 197.3 74.8
Sampson 7.2 7.4 2.0 9.4 10.1 56.0 9.1 246.0 212.5 99.5
Scotland 9.2 8.0 4.5 12.5 10.5 58.0 6.5 312.1 222.5 90.1
Stanly 8.1 6.0 3.5 9.5 9.4 54.1 6.8 308.2 197.3 75.5
Stokes 6.7 4.3 2.0 6.3 9.5 56.5 6.9 246.8 227.4 101.9
Surry 4.9 4.5 2.8 7.3 9.0 53.0 7.5 240.3 201.7 72.9
Swain 6.9 5.8 0.0 5.8 10.6 57.5 7.9 267.0 173.9 59.5
Transylvania 4.3 5.1 2.9 8.0 8.1 45.7 6.7 200.8 183.8 59.1
Tyrrell 26.1 4.5 0.0 4.5 8.9 49.6 5.1 238.3 285.7 61.1
Union 6.2 4.2 2.0 6.2 8.7 49.4 5.6 246.9 184.6 63.0
Vance 12.3 9.3 4.3 13.6 11.1 59.7 7.1 316.0 238.0 107.9
Wake 6.7 4.9 1.4 6.3 7.9 47.5 4.5 207.8 178.7 72.0
Warren 6.8 10.7 4.9 15.6 9.0 48.1 6.5 256.4 205.7 74.8
Washington 18.5 9.4 2.4 11.8 10.3 56.3 7.5 289.9 205.4 64.3
Watauga 5.2 4.6 1.7 6.4 7.8 47.6 5.5 221.0 163.5 63.3
Wayne 8.3 7.3 3.2 10.4 10.5 55.1 6.4 300.0 223.6 73.9
Wilkes 4.6 3.7 2.5 6.2 9.1 51.4 7.9 220.9 198.3 84.0
Wilson 10.2 8.0 3.0 11.0 9.9 54.3 6.6 257.0 202.7 79.2
Yadkin 4.6 3.7 2.5 6.2 9.2 53.6 7.7 240.1 192.6 70.6
Yancey 6.4 2.1 1.1 3.2 7.7 46.3 6.1 216.2 171.3 58.4

8. All rates are average for the 5-year period, 1999-2003.
9. Stillbirths of 20+ weeks gestation per 1,000 deliveries (live births plus stillbirths).
10. Deaths under 28 days per 1,000 births.
11. Deaths 28 days to 1 year per 1,000 neonatal survivors (live births less neonatal deaths).
12. Deaths under 1 year per 1,000 live births.
13. Rate age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population.
14. Deaths per 1,000 population.
15. Deaths per 10,000 population; consists of homicides, suicides, unintentional injuries, legal interventions.
16. Deaths per 100,000 population.

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