Hawaiʻi Health Data Warehouse

2022 Birth Record Data

The 2022 Birth Record data is now available in the Hawaiʻi Health Data Warehouse! Build Your Own Report on HHDW.org. The Birth Record data is composed of variables extracted from birth certificates of live births as captured by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring (OHSM). It provides information about the birth, the infant, and the parents. The population estimates used for population-based birth rates come from the U.S. Census. HHDW has reloaded the 2016-2021 Department of Health (DOH) Race/Ethnicity population estimates and loaded the new 2022 estimates, which are now based on a special 2016-2020 5-year aggregate Census extract. Note that birth rates may differ slightly for 2016-2021, now that the population estimates have been updated.

Below are some highlights:

  • There were 15,570 births in 2022, the fewest number of births in the past 21 years and a decrease of 67 births compared to 2021. The crude birth rate was 10.8 per 1000 persons in 2022 which is unchanged from 2021.
  • 9.8% of babies born in Hawaiʻi were preterm (before 37 weeks gestation). This percentage jumps to 25.4% among women who had no prenatal care.
  • 8.4% of babies born in Hawaiʻi had a low birth weight (less than 2500 grams), which is down slightly from 2021 (at 8.8%). The percentages were highest among those ages 15-19 years (10.9%) and those 40-44 years (9.8%).
  • The teen birth rate continues to decline from 28.1 per 1000 girls ages 15-19 in 2012 to 11.7 per 1000 in 2022. Other Pacific Islander teens had the highest rate (40.9 per 1000) and Filipinos had the lowest (7.1 per 1000).
  • The fertility rate among women of child-bearing age remained steady for 2022 at 58.6 births per 1000 women ages 15-44 years. The rate in 2021 was 59.0 per 1000. In 2022, the rate was highest for Kauai County (63.1 per 1000) and lowest for Maui County (55.6 per 1000).

Check out the latest birth data on HHDW.org!

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