Percentage very low birthweight (<1.5 kg) births

Source:2012-2014 Vital Statistics Data as of April, 2016

(Click on a county name for trend graph data)

  Births <1500 grams Average Births Percentage
Region/County 2012 2013 2014 Total 2012-2014
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 182 179 188 549 14,050 1.3
Suffolk 213 191 186 590 15,608 1.3
Region Total 395 370 374 1,139 29,658 1.3
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 427 388 401 1,216 21,249 1.9
Kings 623 518 568 1,709 41,782 1.4
New York 262 246 245 753 18,663 1.3
Queens 383 377 396 1,156 30,306 1.3
Richmond 67 69 67 203 5,297 1.3
Region Total 1,762 1,598 1,677 5,037 117,297 1.4
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 45 37 44 126 2,657 1.6
Orange 73 74 53 200 4,772 1.4
Putnam 13 3 10 26 815 1.1
Rockland 47 46 42 135 4,804 0.9
Sullivan 14 14 9 37 857 1.4
Ulster 13 25 25 63 1,563 1.3
Westchester 156 151 147 454 10,533 1.4
Region Total 361 350 330 1,041 26,001 1.3
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 63 64 41 168 3,143 1.8
Columbia 6 5 6 17 520 1.1
Greene 4 2 8 14 409 1.1
Rensselaer 22 25 25 72 1,663 1.4
Saratoga 19 27 30 76 2,226 1.1
Schenectady 29 20 37 86 1,805 1.6
Region Total 143 143 147 433 9,767 1.5
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 4 7 7 18 528 1.1
Herkimer 6 9 13 28 661 1.4
Montgomery 7 5 10 22 585 1.3
Otsego 6 4 2 12 528 0.8
Schoharie 1 3 5 9 257 1.2*
Region Total 24 28 37 89 2,558 1.2
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 12 4 16 32 754 1.4
Essex 5 5 1 11 313 1.2
Franklin 7 4 7 18 492 1.2
Hamilton 0 1 0 1 31 1.1*
Warren 7 10 6 23 586 1.3
Washington 14 8 5 27 605 1.5
Region Total 45 32 35 112 2,780 1.3
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 38 30 26 94 2,176 1.4
Lewis 6 3 5 14 336 1.4
St. Lawrence 25 9 8 42 1,166 1.2
Region Total 69 42 39 150 3,678 1.4
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 5 12 10 27 773 1.2
Cortland 4 4 7 15 463 1.1
Madison 9 5 5 19 660 1.0
Oneida 50 37 40 127 2,582 1.6
Onondaga 69 62 82 213 5,280 1.3
Oswego 16 22 10 48 1,306 1.2
Region Total 153 142 154 449 11,063 1.4
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 31 32 21 84 2,081 1.3
Chenango 4 3 7 14 529 0.9
Delaware 5 8 5 18 405 1.5
Tioga 4 11 1 16 509 1.0
Tompkins 12 22 10 44 882 1.7
Region Total 56 76 44 176 4,406 1.3
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 8 12 18 38 986 1.3
Livingston 4 4 4 12 517 0.8
Monroe 145 114 144 403 8,335 1.6
Ontario 12 7 12 31 1,050 1.0
Schuyler 1 2 2 5 174 1.0*
Seneca 4 3 1 8 376 0.7*
Steuben 9 13 16 38 1,090 1.2
Wayne 14 10 13 37 964 1.3
Yates 3 1 1 5 300 0.6*
Region Total 200 166 211 577 13,792 1.4
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 5 2 5 12 479 0.8
Cattaraugus 21 16 20 57 830 2.3
Chautauqua 14 16 11 41 1,382 1.0
Erie 193 165 180 538 9,964 1.8
Genesee 12 9 11 32 598 1.8
Niagara 35 35 32 102 2,163 1.6
Orleans 8 4 11 23 412 1.9
Wyoming 7 3 0 10 383 0.9
Region Total 295 250 270 815 16,211 1.7
New York State 3,503 3,197 3,318 10,018 237,211 1.4

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

See technical notes for information about the indicators and data sources.