Low Weight Live Birth Ratios by County of Residence,
State of Michigan, Michigan Counties and Detroit City, 2006 - 2016

County 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Michigan 84.1 84.3 85.3 83.9 84.4 83.9 84.6 82.6 83.8 84.9 85.6
Alcona 120.5 *   159.4 *   *   *   *   *   *   109.1 125.0
Alger *   *   96.4 *   *   *   109.1 *   107.1 *   135.6
Allegan 59.7 81.6 57.5 63.1 68.8 68.6 61.4 63.4 65.3 65.1 64.9
Alpena 125.4 102.9 95.1 87.7 89.9 69.9 70.6 61.3 63.6 63.7 59.1
Antrim 51.2 92.5 81.3 102.8 81.7 63.9 *   100.0 43.5 112.2 29.7
Arenac 73.9 72.5 95.2 78.1 123.0 107.1 100.0 90.9 82.1 59.7 46.9
Baraga *   *   *   94.6 102.3 *   111.1 77.9 *   *   *  
Barry 78.1 74.3 52.3 58.7 59.1 63.9 71.2 60.6 55.5 66.9 71.1
Bay 71.3 83.7 86.2 88.1 73.6 80.0 88.9 67.1 77.4 78.9 64.0
Benzie 61.3 69.1 75.9 72.3 84.4 100.0 74.3 82.3 62.5 55.2 49.4
                       
Berrien 77.4 85.8 93.7 80.3 92.7 89.5 70.3 75.6 88.0 79.8 74.5
Branch 70.8 77.2 68.0 56.3 50.7 72.0 63.3 70.8 58.5 62.1 63.0
Calhoun 77.6 88.4 89.7 80.0 68.0 89.1 77.3 82.8 86.2 86.5 81.2
Cass 76.9 75.8 76.0 87.0 70.8 63.5 70.9 65.9 64.1 77.8 72.8
Charlevoix 56.9 55.7 73.5 51.3 47.6 56.9 41.8 71.7 51.3 81.1 64.4
Cheboygan 69.0 45.3 61.0 53.6 33.7 47.8 72.5 41.7 69.8 79.3 51.0
Chippewa 60.2 43.1 65.0 64.0 34.6 79.6 57.6 50.0 44.3 46.2 75.5
Clare 85.8 98.6 87.5 67.1 75.3 77.8 40.6 74.6 88.8 56.8 65.7
Clinton 72.4 68.6 65.3 55.6 90.2 65.6 69.0 60.7 53.6 74.9 50.4
Crawford 77.9 91.6 104.5 80.9 82.7 105.3 106.8 106.2 66.7 148.4 112.1
                       
Delta 73.3 98.0 73.7 84.4 65.9 65.8 63.7 61.8 78.8 80.1 79.9
Dickinson 73.0 63.7 56.4 81.9 93.3 64.5 108.0 134.5 37.7 72.6 52.3
Eaton 72.0 68.5 81.2 64.4 72.2 61.7 77.7 74.3 60.3 63.2 75.1
Emmet 59.9 60.1 72.7 63.3 65.4 57.9 73.6 56.9 66.2 57.5 73.7
Genesee 102.7 104.9 107.0 100.6 100.4 104.7 105.0 97.6 103.5 107.9 105.6
Gladwin 76.6 70.9 84.4 114.9 79.4 60.9 58.0 36.1 87.6 75.5 92.9
Gogebic 82.2 76.9 102.6 *   67.7 *   *   *   52.6 61.1 93.8
Grand Traverse 68.1 76.9 60.1 63.2 73.6 75.7 46.2 68.3 72.2 62.6 73.5
Gratiot 62.5 90.9 60.3 86.1 67.1 73.8 39.1 68.5 78.6 96.5 67.2
Hillsdale 64.1 73.8 72.4 56.0 63.2 80.1 68.1 95.3 44.6 66.4 52.9
                       
Houghton 45.5 46.2 49.6 51.9 63.1 32.8 64.3 29.6 33.1 61.3 100.0
Huron 82.6 74.9 65.8 73.7 91.2 84.9 75.9 66.4 51.5 64.9 64.8
Ingham 80.4 83.5 78.8 78.1 81.6 78.4 92.5 82.8 73.3 83.6 88.3
Ionia 57.2 67.7 61.2 63.6 56.4 69.9 63.4 55.9 81.6 65.7 79.2
Iosco 50.0 63.6 56.1 72.1 55.6 56.3 86.0 46.6 86.8 47.0 32.4
Iron *   87.4 *   94.8 *   94.7 97.8 112.4 72.2 74.1 89.1
Isabella 78.5 82.6 76.7 54.0 71.2 74.4 55.2 64.9 73.2 82.5 72.6
Jackson 89.3 83.5 75.7 82.3 90.0 90.2 92.9 78.1 73.3 94.4 83.7
Kalamazoo 81.8 80.2 79.6 88.6 81.3 71.9 78.6 67.1 80.3 76.8 71.2
Kalkaska 30.0 81.2 100.5 76.1 78.7 71.0 80.8 41.9 65.5 76.5 53.9
                       
Kent 76.9 74.8 73.5 72.8 76.5 78.4 78.7 82.9 82.0 78.7 77.2
Keweenaw *   -   -   -   *   *   -   *   -   *   *  
Lake 66.7 78.9 68.0 94.3 102.6 70.0 131.3 83.3 80.5 90.9 68.0
Lapeer 79.5 77.6 71.2 88.4 95.7 74.6 66.8 60.9 62.3 57.8 71.2
Leelanau 72.3 63.2 *   67.0 49.1 51.7 72.7 89.4 *   55.9 52.3
Lenawee 84.2 67.3 70.9 74.9 66.9 71.1 68.2 75.9 74.5 67.8 66.3
Livingston 52.9 65.4 68.8 67.1 66.0 65.0 67.3 61.6 72.8 50.6 54.8
Luce *   *   *   *   156.3 *   *   *   137.9 *   *  
Mackinac *   94.7 *   98.8 114.6 *   *   *   66.7 119.0 127.9
Macomb 81.6 86.6 92.8 80.8 84.6 86.8 84.9 85.3 82.9 87.5 89.3
                       
Manistee 79.3 132.7 71.7 89.6 70.7 48.8 78.4 52.0 60.8 67.4 110.2
Marquette 63.1 64.8 82.7 63.4 73.3 67.4 51.8 70.0 65.8 82.5 71.9
Mason 79.5 95.8 57.4 81.9 69.8 57.3 71.7 77.5 74.2 72.6 99.6
Mecosta 78.3 59.4 94.8 54.1 61.5 61.7 73.3 81.5 63.2 88.0 36.9
Menominee 77.9 87.3 83.0 85.6 79.8 77.3 66.7 45.7 31.4 48.5 35.2
Midland 76.4 67.4 72.8 71.3 63.3 65.0 66.4 72.6 83.8 73.3 73.0
Missaukee 47.9 48.6 *   76.9 63.3 42.2 65.3 55.2 45.9 52.9 47.9
Monroe 75.8 60.3 65.0 67.0 71.4 79.6 77.1 69.3 62.8 68.0 79.8
Montcalm 71.3 56.3 56.6 78.8 64.6 50.3 71.4 56.9 73.6 79.3 76.7
Montmorency 135.4 *   *   83.3 *   *   *   *   *   *   *  
                       
Muskegon 79.6 83.8 93.0 83.7 84.3 92.9 90.1 107.0 103.6 96.5 92.9
Newaygo 69.4 80.1 57.0 68.1 61.1 63.6 84.4 83.0 46.6 63.1 90.6
Oakland 81.4 80.9 82.3 81.7 80.3 81.7 81.7 80.8 84.4 84.1 84.8
Oceana 55.7 64.6 81.0 80.6 84.7 87.5 89.8 97.1 107.0 61.3 82.5
Ogemaw 37.4 43.3 71.8 39.6 72.5 65.7 61.2 33.9 62.5 41.9 106.1
Ontonagon 142.9 *   *   -   *   *   -   *   *   *   205.9
Osceola 72.4 75.1 47.1 51.9 34.7 65.5 69.7 84.3 85.5 73.8 59.3
Oscoda *   *   71.4 85.4 *   *   59.4 104.5 117.6 115.4 115.4
Otsego 41.1 73.7 60.1 48.0 89.2 134.6 78.3 83.0 42.8 60.8 53.3
Ottawa 67.0 66.6 63.4 68.0 60.0 58.3 61.8 72.4 53.1 54.9 55.7
                       
Presque Isle *   96.8 *   73.7 80.8 72.3 136.8 *   *   83.3 70.0
Roscommon 58.4 69.3 79.1 69.4 67.5 87.2 40.9 71.4 56.3 84.3 75.0
Saginaw 97.2 111.9 97.6 100.0 90.1 98.6 94.0 91.3 98.3 90.1 99.9
St. Clair 78.9 87.1 76.4 84.8 81.5 68.5 83.6 72.6 76.4 80.1 76.9
St. Joseph 82.7 77.9 52.0 73.3 69.5 76.9 96.2 84.2 78.8 60.8 59.1
Sanilac 64.6 71.8 75.0 54.1 70.5 64.7 61.6 77.4 75.0 49.7 69.3
Schoolcraft *   100.0 *   *   *   85.7 92.1 *   *   109.1 87.0
Shiawassee 76.7 95.1 67.9 76.3 70.7 75.2 69.4 68.3 67.4 64.1 100.1
Tuscola 78.4 70.2 89.7 68.7 74.9 68.4 52.4 45.9 58.1 77.2 72.5
Van Buren 55.7 73.9 79.1 60.1 68.2 71.7 77.0 76.5 52.8 62.2 83.7
                       
Washtenaw 78.0 73.3 78.3 82.9 83.5 75.5 78.0 69.4 83.0 77.0 79.2
Wayne 106.6 99.3 107.1 106.1 107.5 104.2 106.8 101.3 106.5 107.9 109.3
  Detroit City 139.1 124.9 132.2 133.7 133.4 131.4 137.5 129.5 138.4 142.5 144.9
  Wayne Excluding
Detroit
77.0 77.5 85.7 83.2 86.1 83.3 83.1 80.1 83.4 82.7 84.8
Wexford 65.4 93.3 62.1 80.8 62.5 63.1 68.5 53.2 85.0 52.5 84.2

 

Note: Low birthweight is less than 2500 grams. Ratios are low weight births per 1,000 live births.

*An asterisk indicates the ratio does not meet standards of reliability or precision.
Sources: 2006 - 2016 Michigan Residents Birth Files, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services; Population Estimate (latest update 9/2014), National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Census Populations With Bridged Race Categories .



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