Percentage low birthweight (<2.5 kg) births

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

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  Births <2500 grams Average Births Percentage
Region/County 2012 2013 2014 Total 2012-2014
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 1,109 1,074 1,156 3,339 14,050 7.9
Suffolk 1,210 1,182 1,187 3,579 15,608 7.6
Region Total 2,319 2,256 2,343 6,918 29,658 7.8
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 2,012 1,992 1,941 5,945 21,249 9.3
Kings 3,376 3,252 3,117 9,745 41,782 7.8
New York 1,625 1,564 1,513 4,702 18,663 8.4
Queens 2,458 2,440 2,398 7,296 30,306 8.0
Richmond 395 450 414 1,259 5,297 7.9
Region Total 9,866 9,698 9,383 28,947 117,297 8.2
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 190 190 229 609 2,657 7.6
Orange 351 346 332 1,029 4,772 7.2
Putnam 78 60 65 203 815 8.3
Rockland 212 279 314 805 4,804 5.6
Sullivan 79 75 71 225 857 8.8
Ulster 86 111 120 317 1,563 6.8
Westchester 776 810 888 2,474 10,533 7.8
Region Total 1,772 1,871 2,019 5,662 26,001 7.3
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 258 269 247 774 3,143 8.2
Columbia 42 33 40 115 520 7.4
Greene 35 26 35 96 409 7.8
Rensselaer 115 145 125 385 1,663 7.7
Saratoga 137 142 142 421 2,226 6.3
Schenectady 165 112 149 426 1,805 7.9
Region Total 752 727 738 2,217 9,767 7.6
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 26 48 39 113 528 7.1
Herkimer 44 47 52 143 661 7.2
Montgomery 38 33 42 113 585 6.4
Otsego 30 32 35 97 528 6.1
Schoharie 13 13 22 48 257 6.2
Region Total 151 173 190 514 2,558 6.7
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 52 63 53 168 754 7.4
Essex 22 29 14 65 313 6.9
Franklin 45 42 35 122 492 8.3
Hamilton 1 2 3 6 31 6.5*
Warren 33 43 32 108 586 6.1
Washington 50 43 36 129 605 7.1
Region Total 203 222 173 598 2,780 7.2
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 158 137 146 441 2,176 6.8
Lewis 27 23 19 69 336 6.8
St. Lawrence 93 88 66 247 1,166 7.1
Region Total 278 248 231 757 3,678 6.9
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 45 55 47 147 773 6.3
Cortland 30 28 37 95 463 6.8
Madison 34 37 49 120 660 6.1
Oneida 222 221 183 626 2,582 8.1
Onondaga 376 401 430 1,207 5,280 7.6
Oswego 97 98 94 289 1,306 7.4
Region Total 804 840 840 2,484 11,063 7.5
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 177 149 153 479 2,081 7.7
Chenango 30 31 37 98 529 6.2
Delaware 32 35 30 97 405 8.0
Tioga 29 56 34 119 509 7.8
Tompkins 61 68 46 175 882 6.6
Region Total 329 339 300 968 4,406 7.3
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 64 68 87 219 986 7.4
Livingston 34 24 22 80 517 5.2
Monroe 720 680 700 2,100 8,335 8.4
Ontario 65 69 82 216 1,050 6.9
Schuyler 9 10 18 37 174 7.1
Seneca 30 24 23 77 376 6.8
Steuben 76 78 70 224 1,090 6.9
Wayne 61 72 70 203 964 7.0
Yates 14 13 14 41 300 4.6
Region Total 1,073 1,038 1,086 3,197 13,792 7.7
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 42 27 29 98 479 6.8
Cattaraugus 70 68 91 229 830 9.2
Chautauqua 103 104 101 308 1,382 7.4
Erie 870 787 846 2,503 9,964 8.4
Genesee 35 34 37 106 598 5.9
Niagara 215 194 161 570 2,163 8.8
Orleans 23 30 41 94 412 7.6
Wyoming 29 14 25 68 383 5.9
Region Total 1,387 1,258 1,331 3,976 16,211 8.2
New York State 18,934 18,670 18,634 56,238 237,211 7.9

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

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