Birth Defects

  • 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.

  • An image that says go to the data with a hand pointing. This is a hyperlink that takes you to MiTracking's data portal with prefilled categories for birth defects.

    a link to MDHHS Birth Defects Education and Outreach Program


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