Birth Defects Prevalence and Mortality Tables

Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services


The Michigan Birth Defects Registry was established as a statewide reporting system in 1992 to develop statistical data on birth defects; to conduct birth defect surveillance; to conduct studies of birth defect causes and prevention; and to insure the families of children with birth defects receive appropriate support services.

This web page provides a series of tables with birth defect prevalence and mortality data through 2019 for the State of Michigan, Michigan counties and local health department districts. Local area data can be viewed at Community Health Information Birth Defects Site.

Selected high points concerning these data are:

Data Limitations and Cautions

There are three potential sources of error in these data, especially at the county level: