Table 9
Infant, Hebdomadal, Fetal and Perinatal Death Rates
by Specified Race and Ancestry
Michigan Residents, 2015
Race/Ancestry Live Births Infant
Deaths
Hebdomadal Deaths Fetal
Deaths
Perinatal
Deaths
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
All Races 113,211 765 6.8  ±0.5 395 3.5  ±0.3 541 4.8  ±0.4 936 8.2  ±0.5
White 82,938 418 5.0  ±0.5 222 2.7  ±0.4 348 4.2  ±0.4 570 6.8  ±0.6
Black 21,457 306 14.3  ±1.6 153 7.1  ±1.1 158 7.3  ±1.1 311 14.4  ±1.6
American Indian 631 6 9.5  ±7.6 3 *     5 *     8 12.6  ±8.7
Asian and Pacific Islander 3,888 12 3.1  ±1.7 4 *     11 2.8  ±1.7 15 3.8  ±1.9
Middle Easterner 4,872 26 5.3  ±2.0 13 2.7  ±1.4 17 3.5  ±1.7 30 6.1  ±2.2
Hispanic 7,768 77 9.9  ±2.2 40 5.1  ±1.6 23 3.0  ±1.2 63 8.1  ±2.0

Note: Hebdomadal deaths are deaths to infants ages zero to six days. Perinatal deaths are hebdomadal plus fetal deaths.

Infant death and hebdomadal rates are per 1,000 live births. Fetal death and perinatal death rates are per 1,000 live births plus fetal deaths.

Rates are calculated using live births by race/ancestry of mother as denominator. Live births are by the race/ancestry of the mother on the birth certificate. Infant and hebdomadal deaths are by the race on the death certificate. Fetal deaths are by the race of the mother on the fetal death certificate. Perinatal deaths are by mother's race/ancestry on the fetal death certificate or the infant's race/ancestry on the death certificate.

Asterisk (*) indicates that data do not meet standards of precision or reliability.

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 purposes.

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