2020 NORTH CAROLINA INFANT MORTALITY REPORT, TABLE 2
North Carolina Resident Infant Death Rates (per 1,000 live births)
by Perinatal Care Region (PCR) and County of Residence: 2019, 2020, and 2016-2020

Residence: 2019
Infant Deaths
2019 Rate   2020
Infant Deaths
2020 Rate   2016-2020
Infant Deaths
2016-2020
Rate
 
NORTH CAROLINA 810 6.8   803 6.9   4144 7.0  
PCR I 41 5.6   44 6.4   218 6.0  
PCR II 208 8.2   161 6.5   993 7.9  
PCR III 145 5.9   144 5.8   739 5.9  
PCR IV 170 6.4   166 6.4   814 6.2  
PCR V 119 6.7   133 7.7   693 7.8  
PCR VI 127 7.4   155 9.2   687 8.0  
ALAMANCE 8 4.3 * 11 6.0   54 5.7  
ALEXANDER 3 8.4 * 1 2.9 * 15 8.5  
ALLEGHANY 1 12.7 * 0 0.0 * 2 4.3 *
ANSON 3 11.8 * 5 18.0 * 13 9.9  
ASHE 0 0.0 * 2 8.6 * 5 4.7 *
AVERY 0 0.0 * 0 0.0 * 2 2.9 *
BEAUFORT 5 11.5 * 6 14.0 * 21 9.6  
BERTIE 1 6.2 * 3 16.9 * 10 11.4  
BLADEN 2 5.8 * 4 11.6 * 16 9.3  
BRUNSWICK 5 4.9 * 3 3.0 * 33 6.6  
BUNCOMBE 12 4.9   16 6.9   64 5.2  
BURKE 6 6.7 * 5 6.3 * 33 7.5  
CABARRUS 15 5.9   10 3.9   68 5.4  
CALDWELL 11 12.5   6 8.2 * 30 7.5  
CAMDEN 0 0 * 0 0 * 0 0.0 *
CARTERET 1 1.9 * 4 8.4 * 16 6.1  
CASWELL 3 14.4 * 0 0.0 * 9 8.9 *
CATAWBA 8 4.7 * 7 4.4 * 43 5.2  
CHATHAM 4 6.6 * 8 12.4 * 30 9.4  
CHEROKEE 3 12.2 * 2 8.2 * 14 11.4  
CHOWAN 0 0.0 * 0 0.0 * 2 3.1 *
CLAY 0 0.0 * 0 0.0 * 3 6.6 *
CLEVELAND 7 6.1 * 5 4.6 * 45 8.2  
COLUMBUS 5 8.9 * 5 8.7 * 26 9.1  
CRAVEN 7 5.3 * 9 6.9 * 49 7.2  
CUMBERLAND 37 6.8   50 9.8   226 8.4  
CURRITUCK 1 3.9 * 0 0.0 * 4 3.0 *
DARE 1 3.2 * 0 0.0 * 1 0.6 *
DAVIDSON 8 4.5 * 9 5.3 * 59 6.7  
DAVIE 4 10.0 * 6 15.5 * 14 7.1  
DUPLIN 4 5.6 * 9 12.9 * 29 8.3  
DURHAM 32 7.7   25 6.2   128 6.1  
EDGECOMBE 5 8.7 * 7 11.8 * 35 11.8  
FORSYTH 43 9.8   31 7.2   195 8.9  
FRANKLIN 4 5.2 * 8 10.6 * 25 6.9  
GASTON 16 6.2   29 11.4   91 7.1  
GATES 1 10.3 * 0 0.0 * 4 8.0 *
GRAHAM 0 0.0 * 0 0.0 * 1 2.4 *
GRANVILLE 3 5.3 * 4 7.0 * 19 6.6  
GREENE 3 13.3 * 1 4.8 * 11 10.5  
GUILFORD 56 9.3   45 7.6   266 8.7  
HALIFAX 7 13.0 * 5 9.5 * 29 10.5  
HARNETT 13 7.0   7 3.7 * 62 6.7  
HAYWOOD 5 9.5 * 4 7.7 * 19 6.7  
HENDERSON 6 5.9 * 8 8.0 * 31 5.9  
HERTFORD 0 0.0 * 4 19.2 * 13 12.0  
HOKE 9 10.4 * 8 9.5 * 36 8.2  
HYDE 0 0 * 0 0 * 0 0.0 *
IREDELL 12 6.4   11 5.8   73 7.7  
JACKSON 1 2.7 * 2 6.3 * 12 6.6  
JOHNSTON 16 6.3   13 5.2   73 6.1  
JONES 0 0.0 * 0 0.0 * 1 2.2 *
LEE 4 5.1 * 8 10.1 * 33 8.4  
LENOIR 6 9.7 * 7 10.5 * 28 8.8  
LINCOLN 3 3.4 * 4 4.6 * 25 5.9  
MCDOWELL 2 4.6 * 0 0.0 * 12 5.6  
MACON 1 3.1 * 2 6.2 * 11 6.7  
MADISON 1 5.5 * 1 5.6 * 4 4.2 *
MARTIN 4 18.1 * 4 17.5 * 16 13.5  
MECKLENBURG 90 6.3   75 5.1   415 5.7  
MITCHELL 1 7.9 * 1 6.8 * 3 4.3 *
MONTGOMERY 2 7.2 * 3 11.1 * 14 10.1  
MOORE 2 1.7 * 5 4.1 * 31 5.4  
NASH 8 7.3 * 11 10.7   46 8.7  
NEW HANOVER 8 3.7 * 12 5.7   65 6.0  
NORTHAMPTON 1 6.1 * 3 17.2 * 9 9.9 *
ONSLOW 15 3.9   19 5.1   97 5.0  
ORANGE 13 11.2   10 9.0   37 6.4  
PAMLICO 1 13.7 * 1 11.2 * 6 14.2 *
PASQUOTANK 4 8.4 * 5 10.9 * 16 6.8  
PENDER 2 3.2 * 2 3.4 * 20 6.3  
PERQUIMANS 0 0.0 * 1 10.9 * 3 5.2 *
PERSON 3 6.9 * 1 2.3 * 20 9.5  
PITT 24 11.5   31 15.5   113 11.0  
POLK 0 0.0 * 0 0.0 * 2 2.8 *
RANDOLPH 15 9.7   14 9.0   77 9.9  
RICHMOND 6 10.7 * 9 15.0 * 31 11.0  
ROBESON 23 13.3   14 8.1   88 10.1  
ROCKINGHAM 8 9.0 * 4 4.3 * 37 8.2  
ROWAN 14 9.0   6 3.8 * 58 7.3  
RUTHERFORD 1 1.5 * 5 8.0 * 22 6.6  
SAMPSON 3 4.1 * 5 6.5 * 25 6.3  
SCOTLAND 2 4.5 * 6 16.4 * 20 9.3  
STANLY 6 9.0 * 3 4.7 * 29 8.5  
STOKES 0 0.0 * 5 13.1 * 12 6.2  
SURRY 5 6.5 * 2 2.6 * 19 5.1  
SWAIN 5 27.6 * 0 0.0 * 9 11.4 *
TRANSYLVANIA 3 11.5 * 2 8.8 * 9 7.0 *
TYRRELL 0 0 * 0 0 * 0 0.0 *
UNION 5 2.2 * 13 5.6   53 4.5  
VANCE 5 8.8 * 5 9.3 * 26 9.3  
WAKE 74 5.8   69 5.5   353 5.6  
WARREN 1 6.9 * 4 22.5 * 7 8.4 *
WASHINGTON 4 30.3 * 1 8.5 * 13 20.4  
WATAUGA 1 3.2 * 0 0.0 * 14 8.1  
WAYNE 17 10.5   14 9.1   66 8.2  
WILKES 8 12.0 * 2 2.9 * 24 7.1  
WILSON 7 7.2 * 10 11.1   49 10.3  
YADKIN 5 13.3 * 5 13.8 * 15 8.0  
YANCEY 0 0.0 * 1 5.5 * 2 2.3 *

*TECHNICAL NOTE: RATES BASED ON SMALL NUMBERS (FEWER THAN 10) ARE UNSTABLE
Source: NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, 29NOV2021