Percentage low birthweight (<2.5 kg) births

Source:2010-2012 Vital Statistics Data as of February, 2014

(Click on a county name for trend graph data)

  Births <2500 grams Average Births Percentage
Region/County 2010 2011 2012 Total 2010-2012
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 1,130 1,137 1,109 3,376 14,090 8.0
Suffolk 1,309 1,236 1,210 3,755 16,184 7.7
Region Total 2,439 2,373 2,319 7,131 30,274 7.9
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 2,174 2,011 2,012 6,197 21,787 9.5
Kings 3,516 3,418 3,376 10,310 42,005 8.2
New York 1,708 1,700 1,625 5,033 19,482 8.6
Queens 2,548 2,424 2,458 7,430 30,423 8.1
Richmond 469 453 395 1,317 5,478 8.0
Region Total 10,415 10,006 9,866 30,287 119,174 8.5
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 190 200 190 580 2,741 7.1
Orange 322 360 351 1,033 4,851 7.1
Putnam 78 62 78 218 874 8.3
Rockland 278 287 212 777 4,551 5.7
Sullivan 84 77 79 240 861 9.3
Ulster 124 99 86 309 1,646 6.3
Westchester 958 875 776 2,609 10,749 8.1
Region Total 2,034 1,960 1,772 5,766 26,274 7.3
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 252 293 258 803 3,108 8.6
Columbia 37 41 42 120 554 7.2
Greene 44 36 35 115 434 8.8
Rensselaer 125 136 115 376 1,668 7.5
Saratoga 158 153 137 448 2,215 6.7
Schenectady 159 166 165 490 1,846 8.8
Region Total 775 825 752 2,352 9,824 8.0
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 32 45 26 103 553 6.2
Herkimer 43 43 44 130 650 6.7
Montgomery 47 35 38 120 569 7.0
Otsego 24 39 30 93 522 5.9
Schoharie 20 17 13 50 279 6.0
Region Total 166 179 151 496 2,573 6.4
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 63 68 52 183 796 7.7
Essex 21 19 22 62 328 6.3
Franklin 46 58 45 149 510 9.7
Hamilton 2 1 1 4 36 3.7*
Warren 38 45 33 116 598 6.5
Washington 60 50 50 160 626 8.5
Region Total 230 241 203 674 2,894 7.8
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 132 138 158 428 2,147 6.6
Lewis 24 17 27 68 326 7.0
St. Lawrence 87 84 93 264 1,202 7.3
Region Total 243 239 278 760 3,675 6.9
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 59 59 45 163 809 6.7
Cortland 36 30 30 96 465 6.9
Madison 51 42 34 127 682 6.2
Oneida 191 217 222 630 2,644 7.9
Onondaga 437 436 376 1,249 5,360 7.8
Oswego 102 96 97 295 1,331 7.4
Region Total 876 880 804 2,560 11,291 7.6
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 174 166 177 517 2,057 8.4
Chenango 32 42 30 104 511 6.8
Delaware 27 31 32 90 429 7.0
Tioga 32 28 29 89 470 6.3
Tompkins 64 49 61 174 894 6.5
Region Total 329 316 329 974 4,361 7.4
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 88 78 64 230 1,023 7.5
Livingston 38 29 34 101 550 6.1
Monroe 725 707 720 2,152 8,406 8.5
Ontario 79 81 65 225 1,033 7.3
Schuyler 12 9 9 30 175 5.7
Seneca 17 30 30 77 381 6.7
Steuben 72 77 76 225 1,115 6.7
Wayne 69 70 61 200 989 6.7
Yates 20 20 14 54 312 5.8
Region Total 1,120 1,101 1,073 3,294 13,985 7.9
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 37 43 42 122 494 8.2
Cattaraugus 61 65 70 196 845 7.7
Chautauqua 121 114 103 338 1,369 8.2
Erie 789 825 870 2,484 9,788 8.5
Genesee 42 29 35 106 613 5.8
Niagara 179 166 215 560 2,158 8.6
Orleans 32 24 23 79 414 6.4
Wyoming 21 29 29 79 386 6.8
Region Total 1,282 1,295 1,387 3,964 16,067 8.2
New York State 19,909 19,415 18,934 58,258 240,391 8.1

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

Please Note

Some documents on this page are saved in the Portable Document Format (PDF). If it's not already on your computer, you'll need to download the latest free version of Adobe Reader.