Crude Birth Rate

  • In 2017, there were 1,032 live births among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The birth rate was 9.8 (9.2, 10.4) per 1,000 which was similar to the rate of 9.6 (9.5, 9.6) per 1,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates locally and provincially have decreased gradually.
Crude birth rate, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2006-2017
Preterm birth rate, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2006-2017

Preterm Births

  • In 2017, there were 84 pre-term births among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The preterm birth rate was 8.2 (6.4, 9.9) per 100 live births which was comparable to the rate of 8.1 (7.9, 8.2) per 100 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates for Chatham-Kent have fluctuated and generally been lower than the provincial rates overall.
Preterm birth rate, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2006-2017
Rate of small for gestational age births, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2006-2017

Small for Gestational Age Births

  • In 2017, 83 babies were born small for gestational age among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The rate was 8.3 (6.5, 10.1) per 100 live births which was not significantly different than the rate of 9.7 (7.9, 8.2) per 100 live births for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates for Chatham-Kent have fluctuated and generally been lower than the provincial rates overall.
Rate of small for gestational age births, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2006-2017
Rate of large for gestational age births, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2006-2017

Large for Gestational Age Births

  • In 2017, 128 babies were born large for gestational age among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The rate was 12.8 (10.6, 15.0) per 100 live births which was significantly higher than the rate of 9.5 (9.4, 9.7) per 100 live births for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates locally and provincially have been stable with rates in Chatham-Kent generally higher than provincial rates overall.
Rate of large for gestational age births, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2006-2017
Rate of large for gestational age births, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2006-2017