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Health > Nutrition > Low-birthweight babies > % of births: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Low-birthweight babies are newborns weighing less than 2,500 grams, with the measurement taken within the first hours of life, before significant postnatal weight loss has occurred.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Mauritania 33.7% 2007
2 Pakistan 31.6% 2007
3 Sudan 30.7% 1999
4 India 27.6% 2006
5 Niger 26.7% 2006
6 Comoros 25% 2000
7 Haiti 24.6% 2005
8 Guinea-Bissau 23.9% 2006
9 Sierra Leone 23.5% 2005
10 Maldives 22.2% 2001
11 Chad 21.7% 2004
12 Bangladesh 21.6% 2006
13 Nepal 21.2% 2006
=14 Ethiopia 20.3% 2005
=14 Philippines 20.3% 2003
16 The Gambia 19.9% 2006
17 Guyana 18.9% 2006
=18 Senegal 18.8% 2005
=18 Trinidad and Tobago 18.8% 2006
20 Mali 18.7% 2006
21 Marshall Islands 17.9% 2007
22 Sri Lanka 17.6% 2007
23 Madagascar 17.3% 2004
24 Cote d'Ivoire 16.7% 2006
25 Burkina Faso 16.2% 2006
26 Namibia 15.7% 2006
27 Turkey 15.5% 1998
28 Morocco 15.4% 2003
29 Mozambique 15.2% 2008
30 South Africa 15.1% 1998
=31 Bhutan 15% 1999
=31 Burma 15% 2000
33 Benin 14.9% 2006
34 Iraq 14.8% 2006
35 Gabon 14.3% 2000
=36 Nigeria 14.1% 2003
=36 Eritrea 14.1% 2002
=38 Uganda 14% 2006
=38 Puerto Rico 14% 1999
=40 Mauritius 13.9% 2003
=40 Cambodia 13.9% 2005
=42 Liberia 13.7% 2007
=42 Jamaica 13.7% 2006
44 Barbados 13.6% 2007
45 Congo, Republic of the 13.1% 2005
46 Central African Republic 13% 2006
47 Equatorial Guinea 12.8% 2000
=48 Jordan 12.6% 2007
=48 Lesotho 12.6% 2004
=50 Malawi 12.5% 2006
=50 Solomon Islands 12.5% 2007
52 Guinea 12.2% 2005
=53 East Timor 12% 2003
=53 Guatemala 12% 2002
55 Togo 11.5% 2006
=56 Zimbabwe 11.4% 2006
=56 Saint Lucia 11.4% 2007
=58 Somalia 11.2% 2006
=58 Burundi 11.2% 2005
=60 Dominican Republic 11% 2007
=60 Saudi Arabia 11% 1996
=60 Zambia 11% 2007
63 Suriname 10.9% 2006
=64 Cameroon 10.8% 2006
=64 Laos 10.8% 2006
=64 Saint Kitts and Nevis 10.8% 2007
67 The Bahamas 10.5% 2007
=68 Vanuatu 10.2% 2007
=68 Panama 10.2% 2003
=68 Fiji 10.2% 2004
=68 Kenya 10.2% 2003
=68 Djibouti 10.2% 2006
=68 Honduras 10.2% 2006
=74 Dominica 10.1% 2007
=74 Papua New Guinea 10.1% 2005
=76 Ecuador 10% 2007
=76 San Marino 10% 1985
=76 Brunei 10% 1999
=76 Seychelles 10% 1987
80 Botswana 9.9% 2000
=81 Tajikistan 9.7% 2005
=81 Qatar 9.7% 1999
=81 Azerbaijan 9.7% 2006
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 9.6% 1995
84 Tanzania 9.5% 2005
85 Syria 9.4% 2006
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 9.31% 1995
=86 Thailand 9.2% 2006
=86 Oman 9.2% 2007
=88 Swaziland 9.1% 2007
=88 Ghana 9.1% 2006
=90 Malaysia 9% 2002
=90 Palau 9% 1998
=90 Paraguay 9% 2004
=90 Cyprus 9% 1993
=90 Grenada 9% 2007
=95 Venezuela 8.9% 2007
=95 Bulgaria 8.9% 2007
97 Indonesia 8.8% 2007
=98 Virgin Islands 8.5% 1973
=98 Hungary 8.5% 2001
=98 Uruguay 8.5% 2006
=101 Peru 8.4% 2007
=101 Nicaragua 8.4% 2005
103 Bahrain 8.3% 1999
=104 Israel 8.2% 2001
=104 Mexico 8.2% 2006
=104 Brazil 8.2% 2006
=107 Greece 8.1% 1999
=107 Singapore 8.1% 2000
=109 Guam 8% 1999
=109 Romania 8% 2004
=109 New Caledonia 8% 2000
=112 Portugal 7.9% 2001
=112 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7.9% 2007
=114 Sao Tome and Principe 7.8% 2006
=114 United States 7.8% 2002
=114 Japan 7.8% 2000
117 Democratic Republic of the Congo 7.7% 2007
=118 Serbia and Montenegro 7.6% 2007
=118 United Kingdom 7.6% 2000
=120 Luxembourg 7.5% 2000
=120 Belgium 7.5% 1997
122 Bolivia 7.3% 2003
=123 Libya 7.1% 1995
=123 Argentina 7.1% 2007
=125 Slovakia 7% 2001
=125 El Salvador 7% 2003
=125 Bermuda 7% 1995
=125 Vietnam 7% 2006
=125 Kuwait 7% 1998
130 Belize 6.9% 2007
131 European Union 6.77% 2000
=132 France 6.7% 1998
=132 Austria 6.7% 2001
=134 Costa Rica 6.6% 2007
=134 Australia 6.6% 2000
=134 Czech Republic 6.6% 2001
137 Germany 6.5% 1999
=138 Rwanda 6.3% 2005
=138 New Zealand 6.3% 2000
=138 Switzerland 6.3% 1999
141 Malta 6.1% 2001
=142 Moldova 6% 2005
=142 Lebanon 6% 2000
=142 Colombia 6% 2005
=142 Cape Verde 6% 2005
=142 Spain 6% 1997
=142 Russia 6% 2007
=142 French Polynesia 6% 2000
=149 Italy 5.9% 1998
=149 Poland 5.9% 2001
=151 Canada 5.8% 2000
=151 Algeria 5.8% 2006
=151 Kazakhstan 5.8% 2006
=154 Ireland 5.7% 1999
=154 Slovenia 5.7% 2001
=154 Greenland 5.7% 1992
=157 Mongolia 5.5% 2005
=157 Chile 5.5% 2005
=159 Antigua and Barbuda 5.3% 2007
=159 Kyrgyzstan 5.3% 2006
=159 Tunisia 5.3% 2006
162 Latvia 5.2% 2001
163 Cuba 5.1% 2008
=164 Tuvalu 5% 2000
=164 Kiribati 5% 1998
166 Norway 4.9% 2000
=167 Uzbekistan 4.8% 2006
=167 Croatia 4.8% 2005
169 Georgia 4.7% 2005
=170 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.5% 2006
=170 Denmark 4.5% 2001
=172 Lithuania 4.4% 2001
=172 Sweden 4.4% 1999
=174 Finland 4.3% 2001
=174 Estonia 4.3% 2001
=176 Turkmenistan 4.2% 2006
=176 Ukraine 4.2% 2007
178 Netherlands 4% 1982
179 Samoa 3.9% 1997
=180 Belarus 3.8% 2005
=180 Iceland 3.8% 2001
=182 Tonga 3% 2002
=182 Faroe Islands 3% 1985
184 China 2.2% 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Nutrition > Low-birthweight babies > % of births. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, and Demographic and Health Surveys by Macro International. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Nutrition/Low--birthweight-babies/%-of-births

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