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People > Fertility > Low-birthweight babies > % of births: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Low-birthweight babies (% of births). 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 Yemen 31.9% 1997
3 Pakistan 31.6% 2007
4 Sudan 30.7% 1999
5 India 27.6% 2006
6 Niger 26.7% 2006
7 Comoros 25% 2000
8 Haiti 24.6% 2005
9 Maldives 22.2% 2001
10 Bangladesh 21.6% 2006
11 Ethiopia 20.3% 2005
12 Chad 19.9% 2010
13 Mali 18.7% 2006
14 Senegal 18.6% 2011
15 Federated States of Micronesia 18% 2000
16 Marshall Islands 17.9% 2007
17 Nepal 17.8% 2011
18 Cote d'Ivoire 16.7% 2006
19 Sri Lanka 16.6% 2007
20 Burkina Faso 16.2% 2006
21 Mozambique 16% 2008
22 Philippines 15.9% 2011
23 Namibia 15.7% 2007
24 Madagascar 15.6% 2009
25 Morocco 15.4% 2003
26 South Africa 15.1% 1998
27 Benin 14.9% 2006
28 Iraq 14.8% 2006
=29 Gabon 14.3% 2000
=29 Guyana 14.3% 2009
31 Eritrea 14.1% 2002
=32 Central African Republic 14% 2010
=32 Uganda 14% 2006
=32 Puerto Rico 14% 1999
35 Mauritius 13.9% 2003
=36 Liberia 13.7% 2007
=36 Jamaica 13.7% 2006
38 Belize 13.5% 2008
39 Ghana 13.4% 2008
=40 Republic of the Congo 13.1% 2005
=40 Botswana 13.1% 2007
42 Egypt 12.9% 2008
43 Equatorial Guinea 12.8% 2000
44 Jordan 12.6% 2007
=45 Malawi 12.5% 2006
=45 Solomon Islands 12.5% 2007
47 Angola 12.4% 2000
48 Guinea 12.2% 2005
49 East Timor 12% 2003
50 Barbados 11.8% 2008
51 Nigeria 11.7% 2008
=52 Lebanon 11.5% 2009
=52 Oman 11.5% 2008
=54 Guatemala 11.4% 2009
=54 Saint Lucia 11.4% 2008
56 Cambodia 11.3% 2010
57 Burundi 11.2% 2005
=58 Indonesia 11.1% 2010
=58 Togo 11.1% 2010
=60 Turkey 11% 2008
=60 Dominican Republic 11% 2007
=60 Suriname 11% 2006
=60 Zimbabwe 11% 2011
=60 Saudi Arabia 11% 1996
=60 Guinea-Bissau 11% 2010
=60 Zambia 11% 2007
=67 Cameroon 10.8% 2006
=67 Laos 10.8% 2006
69 Lesotho 10.7% 2009
=70 Malaysia 10.5% 2007
=70 Sierra Leone 10.5% 2010
=70 The Bahamas 10.5% 2008
73 Dominica 10.4% 2008
74 Syria 10.3% 2009
=75 Vanuatu 10.2% 2007
=75 Panama 10.2% 2003
=75 Fiji 10.2% 2004
=75 Trinidad and Tobago 10.2% 2008
=75 The Gambia 10.2% 2010
=75 Samoa 10.2% 2009
=75 Djibouti 10.2% 2006
=75 Honduras 10.2% 2006
83 Papua New Guinea 10.1% 2005
84 Brunei 10% 1999
85 Bhutan 9.9% 2010
=86 Tajikistan 9.7% 2005
=86 Qatar 9.7% 1999
=86 Azerbaijan 9.7% 2006
89 Democratic Republic of the Congo 9.5% 2010
=90 Palau 9% 1998
=90 Grenada 9% 2007
92 Nicaragua 8.9% 2009
93 Bulgaria 8.8% 2011
=94 Swaziland 8.7% 2010
=94 El Salvador 8.7% 2011
=94 Uruguay 8.7% 2009
97 Burma 8.6% 2010
98 Hungary 8.5% 2001
=99 Tanzania 8.4% 2010
=99 Peru 8.4% 2007
=99 Brazil 8.4% 2010
102 Bahrain 8.3% 1999
=103 Israel 8.2% 2001
=103 Venezuela 8.2% 2008
=105 Greece 8.1% 1999
=105 Singapore 8.1% 2000
=107 Ecuador 8% 2009
=107 Romania 8% 2004
=107 New Caledonia 8% 2000
=110 Portugal 7.9% 2001
=110 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7.9% 2008
=112 Sao Tome and Principe 7.8% 2006
=112 Saint Kitts and Nevis 7.8% 2008
=112 United States 7.8% 2002
=112 Japan 7.8% 2000
116 Kenya 7.7% 2009
117 United Kingdom 7.6% 2000
=118 Luxembourg 7.5% 2000
=118 Belgium 7.5% 1997
=120 Turks and Caicos Islands 7.4% 2008
=120 Armenia 7.4% 2007
122 Mexico 7.3% 2009
=123 Costa Rica 7.2% 2011
=123 Iran 7.2% 2006
=125 Libya 7.1% 1995
=125 Rwanda 7.1% 2010
=125 Argentina 7.1% 2010
=128 Slovakia 7% 2001
=128 Kuwait 7% 1998
130 Albania 6.9% 2005
131 European Union 6.7% 1999
=132 France 6.7% 1998
=132 Austria 6.7% 2001
=134 Australia 6.6% 2000
=134 Thailand 6.6% 2009
=134 Czech Republic 6.6% 2001
137 Germany 6.5% 1999
138 Republic of Macedonia 6.4% 2005
=139 Paraguay 6.3% 2009
=139 Bolivia 6.3% 2008
=139 New Zealand 6.3% 2000
=139 Switzerland 6.3% 1999
=143 Tuvalu 6.1% 2007
=143 United Arab Emirates 6.1% 2009
=143 Malta 6.1% 2001
=146 Moldova 6% 2005
=146 Colombia 6% 2005
=146 Cape Verde 6% 2005
=146 Spain 6% 1997
=146 Russia 6% 2007
=146 French Polynesia 6% 2000
=152 Italy 5.9% 1998
=152 Chile 5.9% 2009
=152 Poland 5.9% 2001
=155 Canada 5.8% 2000
=155 Algeria 5.8% 2006
=155 Kazakhstan 5.8% 2006
=158 Ireland 5.7% 1999
=158 Slovenia 5.7% 2001
=158 North Korea 5.7% 2009
=161 Cuba 5.3% 2011
=161 Antigua and Barbuda 5.3% 2008
=161 Kyrgyzstan 5.3% 2006
=161 Tunisia 5.3% 2006
165 Latvia 5.2% 2001
166 Vietnam 5.1% 2011
=167 Hong Kong 5% 2000
=167 Macau 5% 2000
=167 Kiribati 5% 1998
=170 Norway 4.9% 2000
=170 Georgia 4.9% 2009
=172 Uzbekistan 4.8% 2006
=172 Serbia 4.8% 2010
174 Croatia 4.71% 2009
175 Mongolia 4.7% 2010
=176 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.5% 2006
=176 Denmark 4.5% 2001
=178 Lithuania 4.4% 2001
=178 Sweden 4.4% 1999
=180 Finland 4.3% 2001
=180 Estonia 4.3% 2001
=182 Turkmenistan 4.2% 2006
=182 Ukraine 4.2% 2007
184 Montenegro 3.9% 2005
=185 South Korea 3.8% 2000
=185 Belarus 3.8% 2005
=185 Iceland 3.8% 2001
188 Tonga 3% 2002
189 China 2.34% 2010

Citation

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

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