Neonatal abstinence syndrome rate per 1,000 newborn discharges (any diagnosis)

Source: 2012-2014 SPARCS Data as of September 2016

(Click on a county name for trend graph data)

  Discharges Average Number of Newborns Crude
Region/County 2012 2013 2014 Total 2012-2014 Rate
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 25 42 45 112 13,878 2.7
Suffolk 97 128 149 374 15,311 8.1
Region Total 122 170 194 486 29,189 5.6
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 92 75 73 240 20,890 3.8
Kings 45 45 52 142 40,443 1.2
New York 38 31 33 102 18,697 1.8
Queens 26 28 31 85 29,924 0.9
Richmond 18 23 24 65 5,144 4.2
Region Total 219 202 213 634 115,098 1.8
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 14 17 21 52 2,489 7.0
Orange 18 28 32 78 4,544 5.7
Putnam s s s 12 759 5.3
Rockland 6 7 8 21 4,571 1.5
Sullivan s 6 9 16 818 6.5
Ulster 9 18 19 46 1,465 10.5
Westchester 20 17 18 55 9,141 2.0
Region Total 70 98 112 280 23,788 3.9
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 19 14 11 44 2,984 4.9
Columbia s s 6 13 457 9.5
Greene s s s 12 401 10.0
Rensselaer 10 11 16 37 1,543 8.0
Saratoga 7 11 s 23 2,102 3.6
Schenectady 7 12 9 28 1,853 5.0
Region Total 48 57 52 157 9,339 5.6
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton s 7 s 16 495 10.8
Herkimer s 9 s 13 596 7.3
Montgomery s 8 8 21 569 12.3
Otsego s s 6 16 517 10.3
Schoharie s s s 7 228 10.2*
Region Total 20 31 22 73 2,403 10.1
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton s s 0 6 682 2.9*
Essex s s s 6 220 9.1*
Franklin 0 s 0 s 459 s
Hamilton 0 0 0 0 28 0.0*
Warren 8 8 6 22 587 12.5
Washington 7 6 s 14 536 8.7
Region Total 19 20 10 49 2,512 6.5
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson s 6 s 11 1,978 1.9
Lewis 0 s s s 218 s
St. Lawrence 9 18 12 39 1,069 12.2
Region Total 10 25 19 54 3,265 5.5
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga s 0 s s 723 s
Cortland s s s 10 450 7.4
Madison s 7 9 17 620 9.1
Oneida 12 15 17 44 2,571 5.7
Onondaga 39 44 49 132 5,123 8.6
Oswego 8 11 19 38 1,285 9.9
Region Total 64 80 102 246 10,772 7.6
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 21 22 25 68 2,077 10.9
Chenango s 10 7 18 520 11.5
Delaware s s s 7 340 6.9*
Tioga 0 s s s 337 s
Tompkins s 6 6 16 832 6.4
Region Total 27 42 45 114 4,107 9.3
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung s 9 s 15 909 5.5
Livingston s 6 6 16 529 10.1
Monroe 47 67 80 194 8,258 7.8
Ontario 14 16 19 49 1,002 16.3
Schuyler s s s s 154 s
Seneca 0 s s 6 292 6.8*
Steuben s s s 10 1,002 3.3
Wayne 6 10 15 31 935 11.1
Yates s s s s 179 s
Region Total 79 120 130 329 13,261 8.3
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany s s s s 419 s
Cattaraugus s 8 9 20 738 9.0
Chautauqua 20 22 38 80 1,288 20.7
Erie 127 146 151 424 9,893 14.3
Genesee s 11 8 21 595 11.8
Niagara 39 56 59 154 2,080 24.7
Orleans 6 s 7 18 387 15.5
Wyoming s s 7 13 354 12.2
Region Total 200 254 280 734 15,754 15.5
New York State 878 1,099 1,179 3,156 229,488 4.6

Definition: Newborn with withdrawal syndrome or affected by narcotics via placenta or breast milk.

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

s: Data do not meet reporting criteria

~ The SPARCS data do not include visits/discharges by people who sought care from hospitals outside of New York State, which may lower numbers and rates for some counties, especially those which border other states.

County of residence was assigned based on ZIP code for cases in which patient county of residence was listed as unknown or missing, but a valid NY ZIP code was present.