Percentage very low birthweight (<1.5 kg) births

Source:2011-2013 Vital Statistics Data as of February, 2015

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  Births <1500 grams Average Births Percentage
Region/County 2011 2012 2013 Total 2011-2013
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 167 182 179 528 13,963 1.3
Suffolk 204 213 191 608 15,760 1.3
Region Total 371 395 370 1,136 29,723 1.3
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 380 427 388 1,195 21,377 1.9
Kings 644 623 518 1,785 41,758 1.4
New York 285 262 246 793 19,046 1.4
Queens 406 383 377 1,166 30,286 1.3
Richmond 70 67 69 206 5,370 1.3
Region Total 1,785 1,762 1,598 5,145 117,837 1.5
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 39 45 37 121 2,649 1.5
Orange 87 73 74 234 4,767 1.6
Putnam 12 13 3 28 831 1.1
Rockland 43 47 46 136 4,593 1.0
Sullivan 11 14 14 39 864 1.5
Ulster 22 13 25 60 1,610 1.2
Westchester 173 156 151 480 10,562 1.5
Region Total 387 361 350 1,098 25,875 1.4
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 60 63 64 187 3,129 2.0
Columbia 2 6 5 13 537 0.8
Greene 8 4 2 14 419 1.1
Rensselaer 25 22 25 72 1,691 1.4
Saratoga 24 19 27 70 2,198 1.1
Schenectady 34 29 20 83 1,787 1.5
Region Total 153 143 143 439 9,761 1.5
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 12 4 7 23 543 1.4
Herkimer 6 6 9 21 662 1.1
Montgomery 5 7 5 17 570 1.0
Otsego 15 6 4 25 528 1.6
Schoharie 4 1 3 8 267 1.0*
Region Total 42 24 28 94 2,570 1.2
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 12 12 4 28 759 1.2
Essex 2 5 5 12 318 1.3
Franklin 14 7 4 25 518 1.6
Hamilton 0 0 1 1 35 1.0*
Warren 11 7 10 28 597 1.6
Washington 10 14 8 32 628 1.7
Region Total 49 45 32 126 2,856 1.5
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 26 38 30 94 2,190 1.4
Lewis 6 6 3 15 328 1.5
St. Lawrence 16 25 9 50 1,205 1.4
Region Total 48 69 42 159 3,723 1.4
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 13 5 12 30 782 1.3
Cortland 6 4 4 14 468 1.0
Madison 4 9 5 18 681 0.9
Oneida 29 50 37 116 2,647 1.5
Onondaga 95 69 62 226 5,321 1.4
Oswego 18 16 22 56 1,332 1.4
Region Total 165 153 142 460 11,231 1.4
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 28 31 32 91 2,061 1.5
Chenango 10 4 3 17 521 1.1
Delaware 5 5 8 18 400 1.5
Tioga 5 4 11 20 497 1.3
Tompkins 10 12 22 44 901 1.6
Region Total 58 56 76 190 4,381 1.4
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 11 8 12 31 1,002 1.0
Livingston 2 4 4 10 534 0.6
Monroe 137 145 114 396 8,349 1.6
Ontario 10 12 7 29 1,030 0.9
Schuyler 1 1 2 4 171 0.8*
Seneca 5 4 3 12 380 1.1
Steuben 20 9 13 42 1,085 1.3
Wayne 8 14 10 32 986 1.1
Yates 3 3 1 7 308 0.8*
Region Total 197 200 166 563 13,847 1.4
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 9 5 2 16 484 1.1
Cattaraugus 12 21 16 49 824 2.0
Chautauqua 22 14 16 52 1,356 1.3
Erie 175 193 165 533 9,824 1.8
Genesee 8 12 9 29 587 1.6
Niagara 33 35 35 103 2,152 1.6
Orleans 4 8 4 16 408 1.3
Wyoming 6 7 3 16 383 1.4
Region Total 269 295 250 814 16,018 1.7
New York State 3,524 3,503 3,197 10,224 237,821 1.4

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

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