Percentage very low birthweight (<1.5 kg) births

Source:2013-2015 Vital Statistics Data as of May, 2017

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  Births <1500 grams Average Births Percentage
Region/County 2013 2014 2015 Total 2013-2015
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 179 188 160 527 14,143 1.2
Suffolk 191 186 185 562 15,634 1.2
Region Total 370 374 345 1,089 29,777 1.2
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 388 401 384 1,173 21,198 1.8
Kings 518 568 505 1,591 41,436 1.3
New York 246 245 225 716 18,184 1.3
Queens 377 396 412 1,185 30,257 1.3
Richmond 69 67 67 203 5,297 1.3
Region Total 1,598 1,677 1,593 4,868 116,372 1.4
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 37 44 39 120 2,614 1.5
Orange 74 53 64 191 4,794 1.3
Putnam 3 10 10 23 810 0.9
Rockland 46 42 62 150 4,977 1.0
Sullivan 14 9 15 38 804 1.6
Ulster 25 25 23 73 1,558 1.6
Westchester 151 147 155 453 10,601 1.4
Region Total 350 330 368 1,048 26,159 1.3
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 64 41 42 147 3,152 1.6
Columbia 5 6 8 19 517 1.2
Greene 2 8 0 10 398 0.8
Rensselaer 25 25 19 69 1,670 1.4
Saratoga 27 30 24 81 2,220 1.2
Schenectady 20 37 40 97 1,748 1.8
Region Total 143 147 133 423 9,704 1.5
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 7 7 3 17 528 1.1
Herkimer 9 13 8 30 644 1.6
Montgomery 5 10 15 30 608 1.6
Otsego 4 2 11 17 530 1.1
Schoharie 3 5 4 12 248 1.6
Region Total 28 37 41 106 2,558 1.4
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 4 16 7 27 750 1.2
Essex 5 1 5 11 313 1.2
Franklin 4 7 7 18 478 1.3
Hamilton 1 0 1 2 30 2.2*
Warren 10 6 7 23 572 1.3
Washington 8 5 2 15 593 0.8
Region Total 32 35 29 96 2,737 1.2
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 30 26 27 83 2,113 1.3
Lewis 3 5 6 14 330 1.4
St. Lawrence 9 8 13 30 1,139 0.9
Region Total 42 39 46 127 3,582 1.2
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 12 10 3 25 744 1.1
Cortland 4 7 8 19 461 1.4
Madison 5 5 7 17 638 0.9
Oneida 37 40 31 108 2,550 1.4
Onondaga 62 82 75 219 5,261 1.4
Oswego 22 10 16 48 1,259 1.3
Region Total 142 154 140 436 10,912 1.3
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 32 21 27 80 2,046 1.3
Chenango 3 7 4 14 511 0.9
Delaware 8 5 5 18 377 1.6
Tioga 11 1 4 16 501 1.1
Tompkins 22 10 6 38 839 1.5
Region Total 76 44 46 166 4,274 1.3
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 12 18 11 41 965 1.4
Livingston 4 4 4 12 521 0.8
Monroe 114 144 144 402 8,303 1.6
Ontario 7 12 14 33 1,046 1.1
Schuyler 2 2 2 6 168 1.2*
Seneca 3 1 4 8 382 0.7*
Steuben 13 16 13 42 1,074 1.3
Wayne 10 13 14 37 964 1.3
Yates 1 1 1 3 297 0.3*
Region Total 166 211 207 584 13,720 1.4
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 2 5 4 11 485 0.8
Cattaraugus 16 20 6 42 821 1.7
Chautauqua 16 11 17 44 1,394 1.1
Erie 165 180 187 532 10,034 1.8
Genesee 9 11 7 27 585 1.5
Niagara 35 32 24 91 2,168 1.4
Orleans 4 11 6 21 427 1.6
Wyoming 3 0 4 7 380 0.6*
Region Total 250 270 255 775 16,296 1.6
New York State 3,197 3,318 3,203 9,718 236,090 1.4

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

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