Table 8-A
Number of Hispanic and Middle Easterner Infant Deaths by Selected County and Michigan
Michigan Residents, 2005 - 2015

Hispanic Infant Deaths

County 20052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Michigan9294907474574474806177
Hispanic Infant
Death Rates
11.011.010.38.59.07.05.69.710.38.09.9
Allegan22-21-1-3--
Genesee3551112--12
Ingham42328112421
Kalamazoo4243-4-2214
Kent142713166812106713
Lenawee-12-211252-
Macomb13624--13-5
Muskegon11223-115-2
Oakland137599678849
Ottawa44334124824
Saginaw33845225442
Van Buren7-22-1-2123
Washtenaw22-342-21--
Wayne121519151315816171321
All Other Counties222018101415719132311

Table 8-B
Number of Hispanic and Middle Easterner Infant Deaths by Selected County and Michigan
Michigan Residents, 2005 - 2015 (Continued)

Middle Easterner Infant Deaths

County 20052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Michigan2431323422242426362126
Arabic Infant
Death Rates
6.37.68.08.55.85.75.96.27.84.45.3
Macomb25376525632
Oakland53482635734
Wayne132223161010151417916
All Other Counties41234342664

Note:   The increase in hispanic mortality incidence reflects a change in death certificate reporting. Michigan's death certificate was revised in 2003 to comply with a change in the National Standard death certificate and a separate indicator of hispanic ancestry was introduced. In 2005, the hispanic ancestry indicator was used in tabulations for the first time, resulting in the identification of hispanic deaths that might otherwise have been missed. The increase in hispanic death cases between 2004 and 2005 should not be considered as a change in trend.

Caution: Care should be taken drawing inferences from rates based on small numbers of events or small population base. These rates tend to exhibit considerable variation which may negate their usefulness for comparative purpose

Source: 2015 Michigan Resident Infant Death File, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.