Percentage very low birthweight (<1.5 kg) births

Source:2009-2011 Vital Statistics Data as of February, 2013

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  Births <1500 grams Average Births Crude
Region/County 2009 2010 2011 Total 2009-2011 Rate
Reg- 1 Western New York
Allegany 4 4 9 17 511 1.1
Cattaraugus 15 12 12 39 865 1.5
Chautauqua 14 22 22 58 1,382 1.4
Erie 168 162 175 505 9,739 1.7
Genesee 8 5 8 21 630 1.1
Niagara 44 25 33 102 2,216 1.5
Orleans 6 8 4 18 427 1.4
Wyoming 3 5 6 14 400 1.2
Region Total 262 243 269 774 16,170 1.6
Reg- 2 Finger Lakes
Chemung 20 12 11 43 1,000 1.4
Livingston 4 2 2 8 574 0.5*
Monroe 157 152 137 446 8,510 1.7
Ontario 9 16 10 35 1,036 1.1
Schuyler 1 2 1 4 162 0.8*
Seneca 2 6 5 13 388 1.1
Steuben 19 15 20 54 1,116 1.6
Wayne 12 15 8 35 1,022 1.1
Yates 1 5 3 9 322 0.9*
Region Total 225 225 197 647 14,129 1.5
Reg- 3 Central New York
Cayuga 11 8 13 32 811 1.3
Cortland 16 9 6 31 497 2.1
Herkimer 13 11 6 30 654 1.5
Jefferson 33 31 26 90 2,056 1.5
Lewis 2 3 6 11 327 1.1
Madison 8 10 4 22 672 1.1
Oneida 44 32 29 105 2,651 1.3
Onondaga 95 73 95 263 5,413 1.6
Oswego 16 19 18 53 1,356 1.3
St. Lawrence 14 16 16 46 1,186 1.3
Tompkins 10 17 10 37 886 1.4
Region Total 262 229 229 720 16,510 1.5
Reg- 4 New York-Penn
Broome 33 40 28 101 2,051 1.6
Chenango 4 5 10 19 505 1.3
Tioga 4 5 5 14 450 1.0
Region Total 41 50 43 134 3,006 1.5
Reg- 5 Northeastern New York
Albany 60 51 60 171 3,123 1.8
Clinton 4 19 12 35 798 1.5
Columbia 11 10 2 23 565 1.4
Delaware 7 6 5 18 436 1.4
Essex 6 6 2 14 333 1.4
Franklin 1 6 14 21 505 1.4
Fulton 6 5 12 23 565 1.4
Greene 8 10 8 26 444 2.0
Hamilton 0 0 0 0 38 0.0*
Montgomery 7 8 5 20 585 1.1
Otsego 10 3 15 28 511 1.8
Rensselaer 25 16 25 66 1,726 1.3
Saratoga 33 28 24 85 2,224 1.3
Schenectady 31 20 34 85 1,799 1.6
Schoharie 3 4 4 11 284 1.3
Warren 3 8 11 22 617 1.2
Washington 6 17 10 33 628 1.8
Region Total 221 217 243 681 15,181 1.5
Reg- 6 Hudson Valley
Dutchess 45 43 39 127 2,810 1.5
Orange 62 65 87 214 4,963 1.4
Putnam 14 6 12 32 897 1.2
Rockland 58 66 43 167 4,540 1.2
Sullivan 16 21 11 48 832 1.9
Ulster 23 18 22 63 1,688 1.2
Westchester 184 170 173 527 10,984 1.6
Region Total 402 389 387 1,178 26,714 1.5
Reg- 7 New York City
Bronx 447 424 380 1,251 22,359 1.9
Kings 650 656 644 1,950 41,856 1.6
New York 280 270 285 835 19,801 1.4
Queens 456 444 406 1,306 30,511 1.4
Richmond 89 117 70 276 5,625 1.6
Region Total 1,922 1,911 1,785 5,618 120,152 1.6
Reg- 8 Nassau-Suffolk
Nassau 202 191 167 560 14,320 1.3
Suffolk 224 227 204 655 16,669 1.3
Region Total 426 418 371 1,215 30,988 1.3
New York State 3,761 3,682 3,524 10,967 242,850 1.5

*: Fewer than 10 events in the numerator, therefore the rate is unstable

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