Birth Defects

  • Hands holding a baby's feetBirth defects are physical or developmental conditions that a person is born with. Major structural birth defects affect about 1 in 33 babies born in the U.S. each year, which is about 3 in every 100 babies. The Michigan Birth Defects Registry monitors many birth defects. From Michigan data, we know that between 2010 and 2016 nearly 1 in 100 babies was born with one of the 12 conditions reported in MiTracking. That is a little over 1,000 babies born in Michigan each year with one of these serious birth defects.

    Data for 12 birth defects are available on the MiTracking data portal.

    For information on birth defects, visit MDHHS - Michigan Birth Defects Education and Outreach Program

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    MDHHS - Michigan Birth Defects Education and Outreach


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