Table 7-A
Number of Hispanic and Middle Easterner Infant Deaths by Selected County and Michigan
Michigan Residents, 2007 - 2017

Hispanic Infant Deaths

County 20072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Michigan9074745744748061776858
Hispanic Infant
Death Rates
10.38.59.07.05.69.710.38.09.98.87.6
Allegan-21-1-3--12
Genesee51112--1243
Ingham32811242122
Kalamazoo43-4-221411
Kent13166812106713104
Lenawee2-211252-11
Macomb624--13-523
Muskegon223-115-221
Oakland59967884915
Ottawa33412482443
Saginaw8452254428-
Van Buren22-1-21231-
Washtenaw-342-21--1-
Wayne191513158161713211318
All Other Counties181014157191323111715

Table 7-B
Number of Hispanic and Middle Easterner Infant Deaths by Selected County and Michigan
Michigan Residents, 2007 - 2017 (Continued)

Middle Easterner Infant Deaths

County 20072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Michigan3234222424263621263022
Arabic Infant
Death Rates
8.08.55.85.75.96.27.84.45.36.04.1
Macomb37652563264
Oakland48263573452
Wayne231610101514179161314
All Other Counties23434266462

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: 2017 Michigan Resident Infant Death File, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.