|Race of Mother||All Ages||<15||15-19||20-24||25-29||30-34||35-39||40-44||45+|
Minor Civil Division (MCD) means city, township or village.
During the late 2000s, the Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics (DVRHS) recoded the mother's residency reported on the birth certificate using geocoding--the process of converting addresses to geographic coordinates. The division recoded data in order to improve the accuracy of small area health statistics. Statistics on this table reflect the geocoded data and will vary from pre-2011 releases of MCD data based on the reported residency. In particular, statistics calculated for MCDs prior to 2000 are generally not comparable to statistics calculated after 1999.
All Ages column includes live births with age not stated.
Total row includes live births of other or unknown race.
-: A dash indicates that there were no births in this category.
Source: Michigan 2012 Geocoded Birth File, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Community Health.