General Instructions:

  • Follow steps to perform desired search. Some steps contain more detailed instructions.
  • Items allowing multiple selections are marked "(Multiple)".
  • To select/deselect multiple items, hold down the CTRL key.
  • Characteristics with nothing selected will imply that there is no subset for that characteristic.
  • The selection of sub-setting criteria marked with an asterisk "*" or the selection of certain drilldown values may disable the capability to generate rates.
Step 1: Select Counties, Regions and Time Span (Required)

Time Span:


Entire State



Geographic Regions:


Homeland Security Regions:


Step 2: Limit Search by (Optional)
Race: *


Hispanic Origin:


Mother's Age:*


Step 3: Limit Search by Body Systems and Birth Defects (Optional)

Body Systems

Birth Defects


Step 4: Define Report Content and Submit Request
This section allows you to outline the parameters of the birth defects report and map.  
  • Select  up to two grouping levels in addition to "Years" and "Geographic Area". 
  • If "Individual Years" is checked this will generate a table for each year in the time span where as if the "Individual Years" is not selected the table generated will be the combined counts, percents and rates of the selected time span.  
  • If rates or percents are desired and can be generated, select the appropriate check box.
  • In order to create a MAP of the results, "County" must be selected in Drill Level 1. The Map is a geographical display of "Number of Birth Defects" by county level. It is possible to create a map of "Number of Infants" or "Rate of Infants per 10,000 live births" by selecting the appropriate checkbox.
  • Select "Quatiles" organizes the results into 4 groups, select "quintiles" organizes the results into 5 groups, and select None or One "Additional Statistics" to enable "Enter User Defined Midpoint of Intervals".
  • Turn county name lables on the map "ON" or "OFF".
  • Choose an appropriate color scheme for the map.
  • Please note that calculations may be suppressed due to small number of defects (5 or less).
Report Title: 

Drill Level 1:

Drill Level 2:

Drill Level 3:

Geographic Area Level 2 Level 3 Data
Level 3 Data
Level 2 Level 3 Data
Level 3 Data

Additional Statistics 


Percent of Defects


Number of Infants
Rate of Infants per 10,000 live births


                       Note:  The Map is available to display if "County" is selected in Drill Level 1.

Display Map:   ON OFF

Select intervals:
      User Defined Midpoint of Intervals * Input Numbers Only
Note: Map with 'User Defined Midpoint of Intervals' is available to display when NONE or ONE 'Additional Statistics' option is selected.
Label counties: Yes No
Select color combination: