Table 7-A
Number of Hispanic and Middle Easterner Infant Deaths by Selected County and Michigan
Michigan Residents, 2009 - 2019

Hispanic Infant Deaths

County 20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Michigan7457447480617768584855
Hispanic Infant
Death Rates
9.07.05.69.710.38.09.98.87.66.57.3
Allegan1-1-3--12-3
Genesee112--124331
Ingham81124212224
Kalamazoo-4-221411--
Kent681210671310496
Lenawee211252-111-
Macomb4--13-52332
Muskegon3-115-22132
Oakland96788491572
Ottawa41248244323
Saginaw52254428-44
Van Buren-1-21231-21
Washtenaw42-21--1-1-
Wayne13158161713211318615
All Other Counties14157191323111715512

Table 7-B
Number of Hispanic and Middle Easterner Infant Deaths by Selected County and Michigan
Michigan Residents, 2009 - 2019 (Continued)

Middle Easterner Infant Deaths

County 20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Michigan2224242636212630223122
Arabic Infant
Death Rates
5.85.75.96.27.84.45.36.04.16.04.5
Macomb65256326464
Oakland26357345232
Wayne101015141791613141713
All Other Counties43426646253

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: 2019 Michigan Resident Infant Death File, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.