Percentage low birthweight (<2.5 kg) births

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

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  Births <2500 grams Average Births Percentage
Region/County 2011 2012 2013 Total 2011-2013
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 1,137 1,109 1,074 3,320 13,963 7.9
Suffolk 1,236 1,210 1,182 3,628 15,760 7.7
Region Total 2,373 2,319 2,256 6,948 29,723 7.8
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 2,011 2,012 1,992 6,015 21,377 9.4
Kings 3,418 3,376 3,252 10,046 41,758 8.0
New York 1,700 1,625 1,564 4,889 19,046 8.6
Queens 2,424 2,458 2,440 7,322 30,286 8.1
Richmond 453 395 450 1,298 5,370 8.1
Region Total 10,006 9,866 9,698 29,570 117,837 8.4
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 200 190 190 580 2,649 7.3
Orange 360 351 346 1,057 4,767 7.4
Putnam 62 78 60 200 831 8.0
Rockland 287 212 279 778 4,593 5.6
Sullivan 77 79 75 231 864 8.9
Ulster 99 86 111 296 1,610 6.1
Westchester 875 776 810 2,461 10,562 7.8
Region Total 1,960 1,772 1,871 5,603 25,875 7.2
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 293 258 269 820 3,129 8.7
Columbia 41 42 33 116 537 7.2
Greene 36 35 26 97 419 7.7
Rensselaer 136 115 145 396 1,691 7.8
Saratoga 153 137 142 432 2,198 6.6
Schenectady 166 165 112 443 1,787 8.3
Region Total 825 752 727 2,304 9,761 7.9
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 45 26 48 119 543 7.3
Herkimer 43 44 47 134 662 6.7
Montgomery 35 38 33 106 570 6.2
Otsego 39 30 32 101 528 6.4
Schoharie 17 13 13 43 267 5.4
Region Total 179 151 173 503 2,570 6.5
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 68 52 63 183 759 8.0
Essex 19 22 29 70 318 7.3
Franklin 58 45 42 145 518 9.3
Hamilton 1 1 2 4 35 3.8*
Warren 45 33 43 121 597 6.8
Washington 50 50 43 143 628 7.6
Region Total 241 203 222 666 2,856 7.8
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 138 158 137 433 2,190 6.6
Lewis 17 27 23 67 328 6.8
St. Lawrence 84 93 88 265 1,205 7.3
Region Total 239 278 248 765 3,723 6.8
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 59 45 55 159 782 6.8
Cortland 30 30 28 88 468 6.3
Madison 42 34 37 113 681 5.5
Oneida 217 222 221 660 2,647 8.3
Onondaga 436 376 401 1,213 5,321 7.6
Oswego 96 97 98 291 1,332 7.3
Region Total 880 804 840 2,524 11,231 7.5
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 166 177 149 492 2,061 8.0
Chenango 42 30 31 103 521 6.6
Delaware 31 32 35 98 400 8.2
Tioga 28 29 56 113 497 7.6
Tompkins 49 61 68 178 901 6.6
Region Total 316 329 339 984 4,381 7.5
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 78 64 68 210 1,002 7.0
Livingston 29 34 24 87 534 5.4
Monroe 707 720 680 2,107 8,349 8.4
Ontario 81 65 69 215 1,030 7.0
Schuyler 9 9 10 28 171 5.5
Seneca 30 30 24 84 380 7.4
Steuben 77 76 78 231 1,085 7.1
Wayne 70 61 72 203 986 6.9
Yates 20 14 13 47 308 5.1
Region Total 1,101 1,073 1,038 3,212 13,847 7.7
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 43 42 27 112 484 7.7
Cattaraugus 65 70 68 203 824 8.2
Chautauqua 114 103 104 321 1,356 7.9
Erie 825 870 787 2,482 9,824 8.4
Genesee 29 35 34 98 587 5.6
Niagara 166 215 194 575 2,152 8.9
Orleans 24 23 30 77 408 6.3
Wyoming 29 29 14 72 383 6.3
Region Total 1,295 1,387 1,258 3,940 16,018 8.2
New York State 19,415 18,934 18,670 57,019 237,821 8.0

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

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