Newborn Screening (NBS) Data, Michigan, 2013–2017
The Sickle Cell Data Collection (SCDC) program monitors and reports on the health of people with sickle cell disease (SCD) over time. Data from the state’s newborn screening (NBS) program are an important part of the SCDC program because they provide information about the SCD births that occur every year. Michigan’s most recent NBS data, 2013–2017, are presented below.
The data provide the number of babies born with SCD in the state, their demographics, and their type of SCD. The people included in these data were born in Michigan during 2013–2017 and reported by the state NBS program with a confirmed diagnosis of SCD.
The individuals in the NBS data are also included in the Michigan SCDC program data for the years during which they were living in the state.
Map 1: About 22% of the counties in Michigan had at least one SCD birth during 2013–2017. More than 40% of the SCD births in Michigan occurred in Wayne County.
Figure 1. There were 64 SCD births in Michigan during 2017.
Figure 2: There were a total of 294 SCD births in Michigan during 2013–2017. There were 144 male births (49%) and 150 female births (51%).
*NOTE: The sum of all categories may be less than the total number of births if there are individuals with missing data.
Figure 3: Fifty-five percent of the SCD births in Michigan during 2013–2017 were babies with hemoglobin (Hb) S/S or S/β0 thalassemia, 34% were Hb S/C, and 10% were Hb S/β+ thalassemia. The remaining babies had other or unknown types of SCD.
*NOTE: The sum of all categories may not total to 100% due to rounding errors.