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LUM 141A
Date: August 1, 1973
Speaker: Lew Barton
Subject: Statistical Stories
Typist: Josephine Ann Suslowicz

SIDE I


B: This is August 1, 1973. I'm Lew Barton recording for the University of Florida's

History Departments and the Doris Duke Foundation's American Indian Oral History

Program. I'm here in my home in Pembroke, North Carolina and I'm recording some

statistical stories.

The first one, by-lined by me, Lew Barton, is called Vanishing Americans on the

Come Back Trail.

When Columbus reached American shores in 1492, there were an estimated 850,000

American Indians in what is now the United States. By 1865, however, this number

had been wittled down to a mere 250,000, and it was feared that "the vanishing

American" might even become extinct. In the warnings that the original American

might become extinct were voiced by many writers and a number of statesmen.

Since that time, however, the original American has slowly begun to increase in

number. Today it is estimated that more than one million Indians reside in the

United States, and right here in Robeson County, North Carolina the trend is

definitely reversing itself--a fact gleaned from a booklet published recently

by the Robeson County Health Department called Health and Related Statistics,

Robeson County, North Carolina. I'm indebted to the department and to Reverend

Robert L. Mengam for much of the information contained in this article. Birth,

death, health, race, and politics. People are being born at a faster rate than

they are dying. A sociological fact of no small significance to sociologists

and others everywhere today who warn that unless some kind of happy balance is

achieved soon, the world may become so overpopulated as to doom us all to star-

vation, or even worse tomorrow. Added to the higher birth rate and lower death

rate is the fact that of the people born, more of them survive the rigors of the

birth process, live longer, and healthier, and thus, become serious overpopulation








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problems. But here in unique Robeson which is, in a sense, a microcosm of the

great outside world, the situation takes on a more personal, more political, and

more racial dimensions, as racial composition shifts and changes. The racial

situation in Robeson--the racial situation in Robeson today is changing dramatically,

and these changes are clearly reflected in U.S. census reports of 1960 and 1970.

Whites and Blacks are decreasing in number, though, while the Indian population

is definitely on the increase, though in modest numbers. 1960 census figures

Whites at 36,552; Blacks at 26,256; and the Indians at 26,294. 1970

census figures show 36,262 Whites, 21,876 Blacks, and 26,704 Indians. Add to

this the fact that for many decades many- Indians have surely been enumerated

as non-Indians. Now the official figure for Indians is much too low. Too, their

birth rate is higher.

Robeson's Changing Population Picture

In 1960 Robeson County had a total population of 89,102. By-1970, just ten years

later, however, the number had dropped to 84,842, representing a loss of 4,260

persons, or 4.8 per cent of the 1960 total. Since deaths in Robeson during that

period were more than offset by births, the cause of this reduction is attributed

to out-migration--out-migration in Robeson County. More Blacks than anyone

else leave Robeson County, and more Whites stay put. In the period 1960-1970 the

total out-migration for Blacks was a whopping 29.7 per cent as compared with 17,000--

excuse me--17.8 per cent for Indians, and only 9.0 per cent for Whites. In 1960

there were 36,552 Whites comprising 41 per cent of the total population, and

representing a loss of only, uh, 290 persons for the prior ten year's period. In

1970 there were 36,262 White persons representing 42 per cent--I mean 42.;7 per

cent of the population and a loss of only 0.9 per-cent during the previous

decade. In 1960 there were 2--26,294 Indians representing 29.5 per cent of the

county's population and an increase of 410 persons for a 1.6 per cent increase.

In 1970, however, there were 26,704 Indians representing 31.5 per cent of the








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county's total population, and a natural increase of 410 persons. In 1960 there

were 26,256 Blacks representing 25.8 per cent of the county's population. By

1970, however, the number had dropped to 21,876, representing 25 per cent--25.8

per cent of Robeson's population; a loss of 4,380 persons-or 16.3 per cent.

Even death _to raise here. Even death to raise in Robeson

County allotting you more years if you are an Indian, and still more years if

you are White. If you are a Black, you are low man on the totem pole and can

expect to live a considerably shorter life. In 1971 the average age at death

in Robeson was 63.8 years for White persons, 60.7 years for Indians, and 56.7

years for people of the Black race. Death rates are also graduated according

to race. In 1970, for example, it was 11.54 for White people, 10.86 for Indians,

and 14.00 for Black people. However, the average for 1970 and 1971 was 11.8

for White persons, 11.22 for Indians, and 14.32 for Blacks.

Birth Rates

As if to compensate for adverse conditions, birth rates among non-Whites in

Robeson are higher. In 1969, for example, there were 558 White births giving

that ethnic group a 15.4 birth rate and a fetal--a fertility rate of 72.9. The

same year 770 babies were born to Indian parents giving that group a birthrate

of 28.9 and a fertility rate of 132.7. In the same period there were 598 Black

births with a birth rate of 26.9 and a fertility rate of 107.9. Of these births

23 were born to unwed White mothers, 91 to unwed Indian mothers, and 240 to unwed

Black mothers. The percentage of these in that order, were 4.1 per cent, 11.8

per cent, and 40.10--excuse me--40.1 per cent.

Fetal Death Rate

In 1970 the fetal death rate in Robeson was higher among Blacks--32.0, second

highest among Indians--18.6, and lowest among Whites-16.9. In 1971 the pattern

was, uh, repeated. Blacks--35.4, Indians--15.3, and Whites--14.0.

Neo-Natal Death Rate

The most crucial--the most crucial time in a newly born child's life is the first










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28 days. Babies who die within that period are called "Neo-natal deaths."

That's-spelled N-E-0-N-A-T-A-L; neonatal deaths. Neonatal deaths by race,

Robeson County, North Carolina, 1970. Uh, during 1970 there were 641 live

White births, and 11 neonatal deaths, which gave a neonatal death rate of 17.2

for White people. In 1970 there were 696, uh, Black births with a neonatal

death numbering 12. This gives a neonatal death of 17.2 which is exactly the

same as that for, uh, White people. During 1970, however, there were 897 live

Indian births with 12 neonatal deaths giving a neonatal death rate of 13.4.

How do these compare with the totals? Well, during 1970 there were, in all,

2,234 live births. This gave an overall neonatal death rate of 15.7.

Neonatal Death by Race, Robeson County, North Carolina, 1971

During 1971 there were 631 live births among White people. Uh, there were 6

neonatal deaths giving a neonatal death rate of 9.5. There were 815 live

births among Black people, 10 of which died neonatally giving a 12.3 per cent

neonatal death rate for Black people. There were 774 Indian births, uh, live

births that is, among the Indians, and there were 17 neonatal births--I mean

neonatal deaths. That gave 22.0 per cent of neonatal deaths for Indians, which

is higher than, uh, either Blacks or Whites. All these totals added up to

2,220 and 33 neonatal deaths. Uh, so the average for all the county was 14.9

per cent.

Number of Infant Deaths by Race and Sex, Robeson County, North Carolina, 1970

Uh, let's look at the figures first of all, for Whites. Male--7, female--4,

under 28 days. 28 days to one year: 2 male, no female. Total infant deaths

among White people: 9 males; 4 females--a total of 13. For Black people

under 28 days: male 8, female 4. 28 days to one year: male 5, female one.

Total infant deaths: male 12, female 6, uh, giving a total of 18. For Indians

under 28 days: 8 male, 4 female. 28 days to one year: 5 male, 10 female.








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Gives a total of 13 male and 14 female, for a total of 27.

Overall Deaths

Under 28 days: 23 male, 12 female. 28 days to one year: 12 males, 11 females.

Total infant deaths: 34 males and 24 females. The total of all these is 58.

Number of Infant Deaths by Race and Sex, Robeson County, North Carolina, 1971

White under 28 days: 4 male, 2 female. Under 28 days: No male, one female.

Total: 4,males and 3 females. Total deaths: 7. Blacks under 28 days: 5

male, 5 female. 28 days to one year: 2 males, 3 females. Total: 7 males,

8 females. Total for all Black infant deaths: 15. Indians under 28 days: 9

males and 8 females. 28 days to one year: 2 males and 5 females. Total:

11 males, 13 females. Total deaths for Indians during the infant stage: 24.

Grand total: Under 28 days: 18 males, 15 females. 28 days to a year: 4 males,

9 females. Total infant death: 22 males, 22 females for a total of 46. Now

what was the infant death rate by race in Robeson County, North Carolina for the

year 1970? White 641 live births; deaths--13. That gives a infant death rate

of 20.3 for White people for the year 1970. Blacks: Live births: 696. Deaths:

18, giving an infant death rate of 2.9 per Indians: 897

live births, 27 deaths. Infant death rate per thousand 30.1. Total:

2,234 live births. 58 deaths. per thousand : 26.0. So, you

can see that the Indian death rate among infants is higher than anybody else.

For Whites it is 20.3, for Blacks it is 25.9, for Indians it is 30.1, and that

is also above, uh, the average for the rate for the entire county, which is 26.0.

Infant Death Rate by Race, Robeson County, North Carolina., 1971

White: 631 live births, 7 deaths, rate per thousand: 11.0. Blacks:

815 live births, 15 deaths, uh, rate per thousand __ : 18.4. Indian:

live births: 774, deaths: 24, rate per thousand : 31.0. Totals: 2220--

2,220 live births in all, 46 deaths in all, rates per thousand __ for the

entire county: 20.7.








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Reported Cases of Gonorrhea, 1969--1971, Robeson County, North Carolina

Okay, we'll take the 1971 figures first. Total number of cases: 174. Number

of cases reported to private physicians: 43. Number of these by a Dr. Burleson,

B-U-R-L-E-S-O-N: 11. Total number of cases: 138. Number of cases reported by

private physicians: 57. In 1969 the total number of cases of gonorrhea reported:

63. Number of cases reported by private physicians: 12.

Reported Cases of Gonorrhea, Robeson County, North Carolina, 1970

Age: from 0 years to 9 years no White cases, no Indian cases, no Black cases,

no total. 10 to 19 years: 2 Whites, 5 Indians, 55 Blacks; giving a total of

62 cases of reported gonorrhea in the age group 10 to 19. Now the age group

20 to 29. 4 Whites, 10 Indians, 25 Blacks. Total: 39. In the age group 30

to 39 the cases of gonorrhea reported among White people: 4, among Indians:

none, among Blacks: 6. Total: 4. In the age group 40 to 49 Whites: none,

Indians: none, BLacks: one. Total: one.

Reported Cases of Gonorrhea by Age Group, Race, and Sex, 1971, Robeson County, North

Carolina

For Blacks under 15: 2 male, 5 female. Whites under 15: no males, no females.

For Indians: no males, no females. Total: 7. Now for the age group 15

through 17. Blacks: 11 males, 18 female, Whites: no male, 3 females, Indians:

3 males, one female. Total: 36. In the age group 18 to 20: among Blacks:

16 males, 16 females, among Whites: 6 females, 2 males, among Indian: 4 male,

5 female. Total: 49. In the age group 21 to.24: White--no, this first is

Black: male-16, female--15, among Whites: 4 male, one female, among Indians:

8 male, 5 female. Others: one male. Total: 50. 50 cases of gonorrhea in

the age group 21 to 24. In the age group--in the age group 25 to 29 there

were 12 Black males, 5 Black females, one White male, one White female, 3

Indian males, one Indian female. Total: 13. 30 years or over: among Blacks:

5 males and one female, among Whites: no males, no females, among Indians: 4









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males, no females. That gives a total of ten cases for that particular age

group. For all age groups the totals are as follows: Blacks--62 males, 60

females. Whites--l1 males, 7 females. Among Indians--22 males, 12 females.

Others one. Total: 174.

Reported Cases of Gonorrhea by Sex and Race for the year 1971 in Robeson County,

North Carolina

Race: White. Number of cases: 11 male, 7 female. Total: 18. Rate: 49.0.

That's--that rate is computed at, uh, 100,000--occur at 100,000. Indian:

22 male, 12 female. Total: 34. Rate: 131.4. Black: 62 male,'60 female.

Total: 122. Rate: 551.2. Others: male--one, female--none. Total: one.

Total--this is the grand total: 96 cases for males, 79 cases for females.

Total: 175. Rate 100,000: 207.5.

Reported Cases of Gonorrhea, Robeson County, North Carolina, 1970

Age group 0 to 9: no White, no Indian, no Black, no total, no rate. For the

age group 10 to 19:' 2 Whites, 5 Indians, 55 Blacks--total: 62. Overall rate,

uh,'per thousand: 3.04. Age group 20 to 29: 4 White, 10 Indian, 25 Black,

total: 39, rate per thousand: 3.33. Age group 30 to 39: 4 White, no Indian

in that age group, Black--6. Total: 10. Rate: 1.17. Age group 40 to 49:

no Whites, no Indians, one Black. Total: one. Rate: 1.10. Total: 10 White,

15 Indian, 87 Black. Total: 112. Rate: 1.27. Now, rate per thousand:

Whites: 2.75, Indian: 5.61, Black: 39.8. Total: 127.

Reported Cases of Infectious Syphilis, Robeson County, 1970

Age group one to 9: Whites--none, Indians--none, Blacks--2. Total: 2. Age

group 10 to 19: Whites--none, Indians--none, Blacks--one. Total: one. Age

group 20 to 29: Whites--none, Indians--none, Blacks--6. Total: 6. Age group

30 to 39: Whites--none, Indians--none, Blacks--3. Total: 3.

Syphilis, 1970


No secondary syphilis reported.










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Early Latent Syphilis

Age group 0 to 9: Whites--none, Indians--none, Blacks--none. No total. Age

group 10 to 19: Whites--none, Indians--none, for in the case of Blacks, total:

one. Age group 20 to 29: no White, no Black--I mean, no White, no Indian,

Black--2, one. Total: one.

Late Latent Cases of Syphilis

Number of cases: one. Race: Black.

Reported Cases Infectious Syphilis, Robeson County, North Carolina, 1970

Age group 1--0 to 9--I'm sorry. Age group 0 to 9: Whites--none, Indians--none,

Blacks--2. Total: 2. Age group 10 to 19: Whites--none, Indians--none,

Blacks--one. Total: one. Age group 20 to 29: Whites--none, Indians--none,

Blacks--6. Total: 6. Age group 30 to 39: Whites--none, Indians--none,

Blacks--3. Total: 3. Age group 40 to 49: Whites--none, Indians--none, Blacks--

none. No total. Age group 50 to 59: Whites--none, Indians--none, Blacks--one.

Total:- one. Age group 60 to 69: Whites--none, Indians--none, Blacks--one.

Total: one. Age group 70 and over: Whites--none, Indians--none, Blacks--one,

Total: one. Total: 15 Blacks--excuse that--total: Whites--none, Indians--

none, Blacks--15. Total: 15. Okay, what's the rate for all these groups?

From 0 to 9 the rate per thousand is 9. Age group 10 to 19 the rate per thousand

is 3.2. From--for the age group 20 t6o29, uh, the rate is 39 to 6. From 30

to 39 the rate per thousand is 24.0. For the age group 40 to 49 there is no

rate. Age group 50 to 59 the rate is 1.2. From 60 to 69 the rate is 1.5. For

those over 70 the rate per thousand is 2.6. That gives--that gives a 1.7

rate.

Reported Cases Infectious Syphilis, Robeson County, North Carolina, 1971

Age group 0 to 9: Whites--none, Indians--none, Blacks--one. Total: one. Rate'

5.43. Age group 10 to 14: Whites--none, Indians--none, Blacks--one. Total: one.


Rate: 9.46. The age group 15 to 19: Whites--none, Indians--none, Blacks--5.









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Total: 5. Rate: 5.16. Age group 20 to 29: Whites--one, Indians--2, Blacks--2,

Total: 5. Rate: 4.29. 30 and over-the age group 30 and over: Whites--none,

Indians--one, Blacks--5. Total: 6. Rate: 1.75. Total: Whites--one,

Indians--3, Blacks--14. Makes a total of 18 and gives a rate per thousand of

2.13. The overall rate per thousand: Whites--2.7, Indians--l.12, Blacks--6.5.

Total: 2.13.

Reported Cases of Infectious Hepatitis, Robeson County, 1970

(Hepatitis is spelled H-E-P-A-T-I-T-I-S) Age group 0 to 9: no White cases,

19 Indian cases, 3 Black cases, makes a total of 22. Age group 10 to 19: one

White case, 8 Indian cases, 2 Black cases, makes a total of 11 cases of infectious

hepa--hepatitis. Age group 20 to 29: White cases--4, Indian cases--2, Black

cases--none. Total of 6. Age group 30 to 39: White cases--one, Indian cases--

none, Black cases--one. Total. .

SIDE II

Uh, since we were interrupted by the tape running .out on that reported cases of

infectious hepatitis, Robeson County, 1970, I think I'ld better repeat that.

In the age group 0 to 9 years there were no cases among Whites, but 19 cases

among Indians and three cases among Blacks, making a total of 22. In the age

group 10 to 19 there was one case among Whites reported, 8 cases among Indians,

2 cases among Blacks, making a total of 11 cases. In the age group of 20 to

29, uh, there were 4 cases reported among Whites, there were 2 cases reported

among Indians, no cases among Blacks, making a total of 16. In the gge group

of 30 to 39 there was one case reported among Whites, uh, no cases reported

among Indians, one case reported among Blacks, making a total of 2. Uh, none

over age 40 among Blacks, Whites, or Indians.

Hepatitis--Infectious, Robeson County, North Carolina, 1971

Age group under 15, uh, 3 cases among, uh, Black females, 2 cases among White

males, and 3 cases among Black--I mean White females, excuse me please. Among








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Indians, uh, 2 cases, both male. Total: 10. In the age group 15 to 17: Black

male--one, female--none. White--one--White male--one, White female--none. Indian

male--none, Indian female--none. Total: 3. In the age group 18 to 20: Black

males--none, Black females--none. White males--one, White females--one. Indian

males--none, Indian females--none. Total: 2. In the age group 21 to 30:

Black males--one, Black females--none. White males--one, White females--2.

Indian males--2, Indian females--none. Total: 6. Total: Black males--2,

Black females--3. White males--6, White females--8. Indian males--4, Indian

females--one. Grand Total: 24 cases.

Reported Cases Infectious Hepatitis, Robeson County, North Carolina, 1970

Age group 9 to 9: Whites--none, Blacks--3, Indians--19; total: 22. Rate per

thousand: 1.19. Age group 10 to 19: White'-one, Black--2, Indian--8; total:

11. Rate per thousand: 0.54. Age group 20 to 29: White--4, Black--none,

Indian--2; total: 6. Rate per thousand: 051. Age group 30 to 39: White--one,

Black--one, Indian--none; total: 2. Rate: .23. 40 and over: no cases reported

for either. Total: Whites--6, Blacks--6, Indians--29. Total: 41. Rate: 4.83.

Uh, those totals should not have been in percentages, uh, they-weren't rates,

they were--those were numbers. I'll repeat those numbers. 6 Whites, 6 Blacks,

29 Indians. Total number of 41. Rate per thousand was 4.83. Uh, rate per

thousand for the different races: Whites--.165. For Ind--Blacks--2.74. For

Indians it was higher than for anyone else--10.85.

New Cases--New Active Cases of Tuberculosis by Sex, Race, and Age; Robeson County,

North Carolina, 1970

There are several types of tuberculosis. One is called the primary stage, the

other is called the minimal stage, still another is called the moderate stage,

and there's the hard vent (?) stage, and the extra-pulsory stage, and the others

such as bone, jiait, so forth. So this, uh, may be a little bit complicated.

There were two cases of the primary type tuberculosis reported for males, and









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two for females. One was White; three were Black. There were no Indians. Uh,

in the age group 0 to 20 there were 4. In the age group 21 to 50 there were

none. There were no cases over 50. That makes a total of 4 cases of tuberculosis

of the primary type. The minimal type: 2 male, one female. One White, 2

Black, no Indians. In the age group 1 to 20 there were none. In the age group

21 to 50 there were 2. Uh, in the age group 50 or more there were one. That

makes a total of 3. The moderate stage of tuberculosis: there were 9 cases

male; 6 cases female. There were 6 cases among White--Whites, 8 cases among

Blacks, one case among Indians, uh, two cases reported among--among the age

group 0 to 20. 4 cases in the age group 21 to 50. 9 cases in the age group

50 and over. Making a total of 15 cases.

Tuberculosis in the Advanced--of the Advanced Type

There were 10 males, 3 females. One was White, 10 were Black, 2 were Indian. Uh,

there were 2 cases in the 0 to 20 age group, there were 5 cases in the 21 to 50 age

group, 6 cases in the 50 or over age group, giving a total of 13.

Tuberculosis--Extra-pulminary Type

There were one case--there was one case among males, no case among females. OnA

among Whites, no cases among Blacksy no cases among Indians. No cases in the age

group 0 to 20, no cases--21 to 50, one case 50 or over. Made a total of one.

Other Types of Tuberculosis--Bone, Joint, and So Forth

There were no males, 2 females. One White, one Black, no Indian. No cases in the

age group 0 to 20, no cases in the age group 21 to 50, 2 cases were in the age

group 40--I mean 50 or over. Made a total of 2.

Mediary Type Tuberculosis

No males, one female. No Indians--I mean no Whites, one Black, no Indians. No one

in the age group 0 to 20, uh, one in the age group 21 to 50, none in the age

group 50 or better. Made a total of one case.










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Reactivation Cases of Tuberculosis

One male, no female. No Whites, No Blacks, one Indian. No one in the age group

0 to 20, no one in the age group 21 to 50, one in the age group 50 and over.

Made a total of one. Totals: 25 males, 15 females. 11 cases were White,

25 cases were Black, only 4 cases, uh, were Indian, and there was 8--there were

8 cases in the age group 0 to 20. There were 12 cases, uh, in-the age group

21 to 50. There were 20 in the age group 50 and over. Made a total of 40 cases.

New Active Cases of Tuberculosis by Sex, Race and Age, Robeson County, North Carolina,

1971

A case--primary cases: there were 2 males, 2 females. None were White, one was

Black, 3 were Indians. There were 3 in the age group 0 to 20. None in the age

group 21 to 50, one in the age group 50 or over, making a total of 4 cases of

primary tuberculosis.

Minimal Cases of Tuberculosis

(That's M-I-N-I-M-A-L) 4 males, one female. One White, 2 Black, 2 Indian.

None in the age group 0 to 20, 3 in the age group 21 to 50, uh, 2 in the age

group 50 and over. Total: 5.

Moderate Cases

70 males--I mean 7 males and 3 females. 3 were White, 5 were Black, 2 were Indian.

2 were in the age group 0 to 20, 4 were in the age group 21 to 50, 4 were in the

age group 50 and over. Gave a total of 10 cases.

Far Advanced Cases of Tuberculosis

11 males, 4 females. 3 were White, 8 were Black, and 4 were Indian. In the age

group of 0 to 20 there were 2, in the age group 21 to 50 there were 6, in the

age group 50 or over there were 7, which made a grand--a total number of cases

of 15.

Extra-pulminary Cases


One male, no female. No White, one Black, no Indian. One in the age group 0 to 20,








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none in the age group 21 to 50, none in the age group 50 or over. Made a total

of one.

Other: Bone, J6int, and so Forth

No males, no females. No cases.

Unexplained Pluracy

3 males, one male--one female. No Whites, 3 Blacks, one Indian. No one in the

age group 1 to 20. one in the age group 21 to 50, 3 in the age group 50 or over.

Made a total of 4.

Reactivation

4 male, no female. One White, 2 Black, one Indian. No one in the age group 0

to 20, no one in the age group 21 to 50, 4 in the age group 50 and over. Made a

total of 4. All right now, for the totals: 32 males, 11 females. 8 Whites,

22 Blacks, 13 Indians. 8 in the age group 0 to 20, 14 in the age group 21 to 50,

21 in the age group 50 and over. Made a total of 43 cases for the year 1971.

Rank--Rank from Highest Rate to Lowest by County, North Carolina for Selected Events

Related to Health. Counties of Region in North Carolina for the Year 1970

Birth rate in Scotland County for Whitesfis 9, for non-Whites--ll. In Hoke County

for Whites, the birth rate is 14, for non-Whites it's 10. In Robeson County

for Whites the birth rate is 32; non-Whites--4. Uh, Bladen County: Whites--59,

non-Whites--76. There seems to be something wrong with that, but this is the way

it is. Premature births among Whites in Scotland County is 39. Among non-Whites

it's 71. In Hoke County for Whites it's 35; for non-Whites it's 57. In Robeson

for Whites it's 63; among non-Whites it's 80. Bladen Countyt- among Whites it's

85; among non-Whites--87. Out of Wedlock cases: Scotland County: Whites--10,

non-Whites--23. Hope County: Whites--18, non-Whites--26. Robeson: Whites--35,

non-Whites--76. Bladen County: Whites--56, non-Whites--33. Fetal deaths:

Scotland: White--84, non-White--68. Hoke County: White--88, non-White--22.

Robeson County: White--30, non-White--40. Bladen County: White--70, non-White--

18. Neonatal deaths in Scotland County: Whites--57, non-Whites--42. Hoke County:









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Whites--10, non-Whites--78. Robeson County: Whites--44, non-Whites--71.

Bladen County: Whites--16, non-Whites--17. Paranatal deaths in Scotland

County: Whites--80, non-Whites--53. Hoke County: Whites--22, non-Whites--85.

Robeson County: Whites--28, non-Whites--64. Bladen County: Whites--26, non-

Whites--42. Postnatal deaths in Scotland County: Whites--9, non-Whites--23.

Hoke County: Whites--86, non-Whites--46. Robeson County: White--65, non-

White--38. Bladen County: White--ll, non-White--68. Infant deaths Scotland

County: White--29, 18Sebland County: non-White--33. Hoke County: White--20,

75 non-White. Robeson County: White--22, non-White--61. Bladen County: White--

15, non-White--74.





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