Low Weight Live Birth Ratios by County of Residence,
State of Michigan, Michigan Counties and Detroit City, 2008 - 2018

County 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Michigan 85.3 83.9 84.4 83.9 84.6 82.6 83.8 84.9 85.6 88.3 84.9
Alcona 159.4 * * * * * * 109.1 125.0 103.4 *
Alger 96.4 * * * 109.1 * 107.1 * 135.6 * *
Allegan 57.5 63.1 68.8 68.6 61.4 63.4 65.3 65.1 64.9 77.2 58.0
Alpena 95.1 87.7 89.9 69.9 70.6 61.3 63.6 63.7 59.1 93.1 58.8
Antrim 81.3 102.8 81.7 63.9 * 100.0 43.5 112.2 29.7 74.5 35.7
Arenac 95.2 78.1 123.0 107.1 100.0 90.9 82.1 59.7 46.9 106.2 64.7
Baraga * 94.6 102.3 * 111.1 77.9 * * * * *
Barry 52.3 58.7 59.1 63.9 71.2 60.6 55.5 66.9 71.1 66.1 71.1
Bay 86.2 88.1 73.6 80.0 88.9 67.1 77.4 78.9 64.0 71.2 64.5
Benzie 75.9 72.3 84.4 100.0 74.3 82.3 62.5 55.2 49.4 56.6 41.1
                       
Berrien 93.7 80.3 92.7 89.5 70.3 75.6 88.0 79.8 74.5 71.2 83.9
Branch 68.0 56.3 50.7 72.0 63.3 70.8 58.5 62.1 63.0 64.2 58.0
Calhoun 89.7 80.0 68.0 89.1 77.3 82.8 86.2 86.5 81.2 101.6 77.6
Cass 76.0 87.0 70.8 63.5 70.9 65.9 64.1 77.8 72.8 80.9 95.7
Charlevoix 73.5 51.3 47.6 56.9 41.8 71.7 51.3 81.1 64.4 64.5 48.6
Cheboygan 61.0 53.6 33.7 47.8 72.5 41.7 69.8 79.3 51.0 83.0 93.8
Chippewa 65.0 64.0 34.6 79.6 57.6 50.0 44.3 46.2 75.5 101.9 42.0
Clare 87.5 67.1 75.3 77.8 40.6 74.6 88.8 56.8 65.7 72.5 65.1
Clinton 65.3 55.6 90.2 65.6 69.0 60.7 53.6 74.9 50.4 54.6 65.2
Crawford 104.5 80.9 82.7 105.3 106.8 106.2 66.7 148.4 112.1 87.0 100.0
                       
Delta 73.7 84.4 65.9 65.8 63.7 61.8 78.8 80.1 79.9 69.6 62.9
Dickinson 56.4 81.9 93.3 64.5 108.0 134.5 37.7 72.6 52.3 85.0 53.0
Eaton 81.2 64.4 72.2 61.7 77.7 74.3 60.3 63.2 75.1 69.8 68.5
Emmet 72.7 63.3 65.4 57.9 73.6 56.9 66.2 57.5 73.7 62.7 83.3
Genesee 107.0 100.6 100.4 104.7 105.0 97.6 103.5 107.9 105.6 113.3 106.3
Gladwin 84.4 114.9 79.4 60.9 58.0 36.1 87.6 75.5 92.9 77.6 57.0
Gogebic 102.6 * 67.7 * * * 52.6 61.1 93.8 70.3 70.9
Grand Traverse 60.1 63.2 73.6 75.7 46.2 68.3 72.2 62.6 73.5 73.8 66.1
Gratiot 60.3 86.1 67.1 73.8 39.1 68.5 78.6 96.5 67.2 57.1 84.0
Hillsdale 72.4 56.0 63.2 80.1 68.1 95.3 44.6 66.4 52.9 58.1 45.6
                       
Houghton 49.6 51.9 63.1 32.8 64.3 29.6 33.1 61.3 100.0 56.5 66.0
Huron 65.8 73.7 91.2 84.9 75.9 66.4 51.5 64.9 64.8 76.4 73.4
Ingham 78.8 78.1 81.6 78.4 92.5 82.8 73.3 83.6 88.3 93.5 80.7
Ionia 61.2 63.6 56.4 69.9 63.4 55.9 81.6 65.7 79.2 87.0 73.8
Iosco 56.1 72.1 55.6 56.3 86.0 46.6 86.8 47.0 32.4 96.5 70.9
Iron * 94.8 * 94.7 97.8 112.4 72.2 74.1 89.1 136.8 98.8
Isabella 76.7 54.0 71.2 74.4 55.2 64.9 73.2 82.5 72.6 79.3 77.7
Jackson 75.7 82.3 90.0 90.2 92.9 78.1 73.3 94.4 83.7 85.9 93.1
Kalamazoo 79.6 88.6 81.3 71.9 78.6 67.1 80.3 76.8 71.2 88.4 77.8
Kalkaska 100.5 76.1 78.7 71.0 80.8 41.9 65.5 76.5 53.9 72.2 80.6
                       
Kent 73.5 72.8 76.5 78.4 78.7 82.9 82.0 78.7 77.2 80.5 79.0
Keweenaw - - * * - * - * * * -
Lake 68.0 94.3 102.6 70.0 131.3 83.3 80.5 90.9 68.0 97.6 142.9
Lapeer 71.2 88.4 95.7 74.6 66.8 60.9 62.3 57.8 71.2 85.0 81.4
Leelanau * 67.0 49.1 51.7 72.7 89.4 * 55.9 52.3 34.3 62.5
Lenawee 70.9 74.9 66.9 71.1 68.2 75.9 74.5 67.8 66.3 75.5 65.3
Livingston 68.8 67.1 66.0 65.0 67.3 61.6 72.8 50.6 54.8 64.7 57.3
Luce * * 156.3 * * * 137.9 * * * *
Mackinac * 98.8 114.6 * * * 66.7 119.0 127.9 * *
Macomb 92.8 80.8 84.6 86.8 84.9 85.3 82.9 87.5 89.3 94.7 86.8
                       
Manistee 71.7 89.6 70.7 48.8 78.4 52.0 60.8 67.4 110.2 90.5 *
Marquette 82.7 63.4 73.3 67.4 51.8 70.0 65.8 82.5 71.9 69.8 67.5
Mason 57.4 81.9 69.8 57.3 71.7 77.5 74.2 72.6 99.6 66.4 71.4
Mecosta 94.8 54.1 61.5 61.7 73.3 81.5 63.2 88.0 36.9 55.6 80.5
Menominee 83.0 85.6 79.8 77.3 66.7 45.7 31.4 48.5 35.2 61.5 65.6
Midland 72.8 71.3 63.3 65.0 66.4 72.6 83.8 73.3 73.0 70.0 59.2
Missaukee * 76.9 63.3 42.2 65.3 55.2 45.9 52.9 47.9 68.1 64.9
Monroe 65.0 67.0 71.4 79.6 77.1 69.3 62.8 68.0 79.8 75.8 69.5
Montcalm 56.6 78.8 64.6 50.3 71.4 56.9 73.6 79.3 76.7 66.6 60.1
Montmorency * 83.3 * * * * * * * * 155.8
                       
Muskegon 93.0 83.7 84.3 92.9 90.1 107.0 103.6 96.5 92.9 94.1 101.4
Newaygo 57.0 68.1 61.1 63.6 84.4 83.0 46.6 63.1 90.6 68.6 87.0
Oakland 82.3 81.7 80.3 81.7 81.7 80.8 84.4 84.1 84.8 86.4 77.4
Oceana 81.0 80.6 84.7 87.5 89.8 97.1 107.0 61.3 82.5 60.8 71.7
Ogemaw 71.8 39.6 72.5 65.7 61.2 33.9 62.5 41.9 106.1 73.5 89.4
Ontonagon * - * * - * * * 205.9 - *
Osceola 47.1 51.9 34.7 65.5 69.7 84.3 85.5 73.8 59.3 37.3 92.5
Oscoda 71.4 85.4 * * 59.4 104.5 117.6 115.4 115.4 89.7 *
Otsego 60.1 48.0 89.2 134.6 78.3 83.0 42.8 60.8 53.3 82.4 76.6
Ottawa 63.4 68.0 60.0 58.3 61.8 72.4 53.1 54.9 55.7 63.0 61.9
                       
Presque Isle * 73.7 80.8 72.3 136.8 * * 83.3 70.0 * *
Roscommon 79.1 69.4 67.5 87.2 40.9 71.4 56.3 84.3 75.0 79.8 110.3
Saginaw 97.6 100.0 90.1 98.6 94.0 91.3 98.3 90.1 99.9 99.6 97.6
St. Clair 76.4 84.8 81.5 68.5 83.6 72.6 76.4 80.1 76.9 71.1 73.4
St. Joseph 52.0 73.3 69.5 76.9 96.2 84.2 78.8 60.8 59.1 88.4 61.8
Sanilac 75.0 54.1 70.5 64.7 61.6 77.4 75.0 49.7 69.3 73.7 61.2
Schoolcraft * * * 85.7 92.1 * * 109.1 87.0 * 159.4
Shiawassee 67.9 76.3 70.7 75.2 69.4 68.3 67.4 64.1 100.1 87.8 73.0
Tuscola 89.7 68.7 74.9 68.4 52.4 45.9 58.1 77.2 72.5 75.7 64.9
Van Buren 79.1 60.1 68.2 71.7 77.0 76.5 52.8 62.2 83.7 68.1 69.5
                       
Washtenaw 78.3 82.9 83.5 75.5 78.0 69.4 83.0 77.0 79.2 75.4 75.4
Wayne 107.1 106.1 107.5 104.2 106.8 101.3 106.5 107.9 109.3 108.7 112.0
 Detroit City 132.2 133.7 133.4 131.4 137.5 129.5 138.4 142.5 144.9 140.6 146.3
 Wayne Excluding Detroit 85.7 83.2 86.1 83.3 83.1 80.1 83.4 82.7 84.8 86.0 87.9
Wexford 62.1 80.8 62.5 63.1 68.5 53.2 85.0 52.5 84.2 77.5 67.6

 

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: 2008 - 2018 Michigan Residents Birth Files, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services; Population Estimate (latest update 6/2018), National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Census Populations With Bridged Race Categories .