Low-birthweight babies

percent of births, 2000–2015

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Country2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Albania4.874.854.834.814.784.764.734.714.694.684.664.644.634.614.604.59
Algeria7.727.707.677.637.607.557.497.447.407.367.337.317.287.277.267.25
Andorra7.537.517.497.487.477.467.457.447.447.447.447.457.457.457.457.45
Angola18.0417.9117.6917.5317.3217.1216.9016.7016.4816.2916.0915.9415.7715.6015.4315.26
Antigua and Barbuda9.459.419.379.339.309.279.249.219.189.169.149.129.109.089.079.05
Argentina7.377.487.537.547.537.487.427.357.287.217.167.137.127.157.227.35
Armenia8.167.997.847.717.607.517.447.427.437.487.597.747.958.238.578.98
Australia6.296.346.366.366.356.336.306.276.246.226.216.226.256.316.406.52
Austria6.376.576.736.866.967.037.077.097.097.067.016.956.866.766.656.52
Azerbaijan6.526.887.147.317.407.437.417.367.297.207.127.077.047.067.137.28
Bahamas13.3813.3513.3413.3513.3513.3513.3313.3213.3013.2813.2613.2313.2113.1913.1613.14
Bahrain8.478.618.718.788.838.878.939.019.129.279.499.7810.1510.6211.2011.91
Bangladesh36.2335.4634.7134.0033.3632.7132.1331.5631.0230.4829.9729.4628.9828.5628.1727.81
Belarus5.035.185.275.325.335.315.265.215.145.075.014.964.934.944.985.06
Belgium7.197.227.227.197.157.097.036.986.926.886.866.876.906.987.097.25
Belize8.978.948.908.868.838.818.788.768.748.728.708.688.668.648.628.60
Benin18.7118.5118.3218.1417.9617.8017.6917.5717.4717.3817.3117.2417.1517.0816.9916.89
Bhutan13.7713.5913.4213.2613.1012.9312.7712.6212.4612.3112.1712.0611.9511.8511.7611.66
Bolivia7.977.897.857.817.777.737.687.617.547.487.437.387.337.297.267.22
Bosnia and Herzegovina3.523.503.483.473.463.453.453.453.443.443.443.433.423.413.403.40
Botswana16.2916.2916.3116.3116.3216.2916.2516.2116.1516.0816.0115.9315.8615.7915.7115.63
Brazil7.837.938.028.118.188.248.308.348.388.418.428.438.438.428.418.38
Brunei10.269.559.179.079.199.499.9010.4010.9111.3911.7912.0512.1311.9811.5410.76
Bulgaria8.638.618.628.658.718.788.878.979.079.179.279.369.449.509.549.56
Burkina Faso15.8215.6915.5415.3415.1014.8514.5914.3314.1313.9513.7613.6213.4813.3613.2413.14
Burundi17.3517.2517.1016.9516.8016.6216.4416.2316.0615.8815.7415.6115.4815.3615.2515.13
Cambodia15.4215.0614.6914.3514.0513.7913.5613.3713.1713.0112.8612.7112.5612.3912.2412.12
Cameroon13.1412.9912.8712.7712.6912.6212.5512.4712.3912.3312.2812.2012.1312.0612.0111.96
Canada5.505.645.755.845.915.976.016.056.086.106.136.166.196.246.306.38
Central African Republic15.4115.4015.3915.3715.3415.3115.2615.2315.1715.1115.0414.9514.8414.7514.6314.54
Chile5.245.345.435.515.585.655.715.775.835.885.945.996.056.116.186.25
China5.775.705.625.535.455.375.305.235.185.135.085.055.025.004.974.95
Colombia10.5010.4510.4010.3610.3210.2810.2410.2110.1710.1410.1110.0710.0410.019.989.96
Comoros25.9125.8725.7725.6625.5325.4425.3025.1524.9324.7624.6024.4124.2324.0723.8823.70
Congo (Kinshasa)12.3712.3012.2212.1312.0311.9111.7711.6411.5211.4011.3011.2111.1111.0210.9210.84
Congo (Brazzaville)13.4913.4113.3013.1512.9912.8312.6712.5012.3412.1912.0611.9411.8411.7511.6811.61
Costa Rica7.006.916.856.836.826.846.876.926.997.067.137.217.297.367.427.48
Ivory Coast17.5417.4317.3017.1717.0216.8516.7016.5416.3916.2516.1215.9915.8515.7215.5815.46
Croatia5.455.395.325.245.175.095.014.954.894.854.824.824.854.904.985.10
Cuba6.135.935.755.615.495.395.315.265.225.195.185.185.195.215.235.26
Czech Republic5.836.046.266.486.696.907.107.287.457.597.717.817.877.897.887.82
Denmark5.155.225.275.315.335.335.335.325.315.305.295.285.285.295.315.34
Dominican Republic11.6411.6211.5911.5711.5511.5511.5511.5511.5411.5211.5011.4711.4311.3911.3411.29
Ecuador12.0211.9311.8511.7811.7211.6511.5911.5411.4911.4411.3911.3511.3011.2511.2211.18
El Salvador10.9610.8710.7910.7310.6710.6210.5710.5410.5110.4810.4610.4210.3910.3610.3310.30
Estonia4.344.384.404.434.444.464.464.474.464.464.454.434.414.394.374.34
Swaziland11.1111.0210.9310.8510.7610.7010.6510.6110.5910.5810.5610.5210.4710.4110.3610.32
Finland4.304.264.234.214.194.194.194.194.194.194.194.194.184.174.154.12
France7.537.527.517.507.497.487.477.467.467.467.457.457.457.447.447.44
Gabon15.2915.2415.1815.1015.0414.9714.9114.8414.7714.6814.6014.5214.4414.3714.3014.21
Gambia19.1718.9418.7618.5818.4118.1917.9817.7917.6517.5017.3717.2617.1517.0216.8916.75
Georgia6.126.256.266.176.005.785.535.285.054.864.754.734.845.095.506.12
Germany6.476.586.686.756.816.866.896.916.916.906.886.866.826.776.716.65
Ghana16.0515.8815.7115.5515.4215.3015.2015.1015.0014.9014.8014.6714.5414.4014.2814.16
Greece9.048.998.948.898.858.818.788.768.748.738.738.738.748.758.758.75
Guatemala12.1912.0711.9511.8511.7411.6511.5711.4911.4211.3511.2911.2211.1511.0811.0210.96
Guinea Bissau25.2524.9424.6524.3224.1223.8823.6323.3223.0522.7322.4122.0921.7921.5221.2921.08
Guyana16.2616.1616.0716.0115.9515.9215.8815.8515.8415.8115.8115.7815.7615.7215.6815.62
Honduras11.9011.8211.7511.6711.5911.5111.4411.3811.3011.2311.1711.1111.0511.0010.9510.90
Hungary8.588.498.428.378.348.338.338.358.378.418.468.518.578.638.708.77
Iceland3.453.513.563.593.613.633.653.663.683.713.753.803.863.954.064.19
Indonesia11.1911.0610.9510.8410.7510.6610.5810.5110.4310.3710.3010.2210.1510.0910.039.97
Ireland4.874.924.944.964.964.974.984.995.025.065.125.215.325.475.665.89
Israel8.348.338.328.318.308.298.278.258.228.198.158.108.037.967.887.78
Italy7.097.077.057.047.037.027.007.006.996.996.996.986.986.986.976.96
Jamaica15.3315.2415.1615.0915.0314.9914.9514.9214.8914.8514.8114.7714.7214.6814.6314.58
Japan8.588.849.069.239.379.479.559.609.629.639.629.609.589.559.529.49
Jordan14.6114.5614.4914.4314.3514.2814.2214.1714.1214.0614.0213.9713.9213.8713.8313.78
Kazakhstan6.085.655.375.225.195.255.365.525.705.876.016.096.106.015.795.43
Kenya12.3312.3412.3212.3112.2812.2512.1912.1212.0411.9611.8711.7911.7011.6211.5411.47
South Korea3.843.903.984.084.194.334.474.624.784.935.095.255.395.535.665.77
Kuwait10.2010.1710.1510.1310.1210.1110.1010.0910.0710.039.999.959.929.909.889.86
Kyrgyzstan6.826.696.576.456.336.226.116.005.915.825.745.675.625.575.545.53
Laos20.4520.1719.9119.6419.3819.1218.8818.6618.4618.2518.0717.8817.7317.5817.4517.31
Latvia5.145.095.034.974.924.864.804.744.694.644.604.564.544.524.514.51
Lebanon9.839.779.709.649.589.519.469.429.389.359.329.309.289.279.259.24
Lesotho15.4315.3315.2315.1415.0815.0314.9714.9414.9314.9114.9114.9014.8414.7814.7014.61
Lithuania4.764.744.734.714.704.684.664.634.604.594.574.564.544.534.524.51
Luxembourg6.616.135.825.655.605.645.755.926.126.336.526.686.796.816.746.54
Madagascar19.7919.5719.3819.1618.9418.7218.5218.3018.0917.9317.7717.6417.5017.3717.2517.14
Malawi17.2216.8616.5116.2115.9515.7515.5915.4915.4015.3015.1915.0414.8814.7314.5814.46
Malaysia9.969.919.929.9810.0810.2210.3810.5510.7310.9011.0711.2111.3111.3811.3911.35
Maldives15.6015.1014.6314.1413.7213.3713.0512.8012.5812.4012.2512.1212.0011.8911.8011.72
Malta5.896.106.306.496.676.826.957.057.127.157.147.096.986.826.606.32
Mauritius12.6913.0313.4113.8114.2314.6615.0815.4815.8716.2216.5216.7816.9717.0817.1217.06
Mexico8.188.118.058.017.987.977.947.897.867.887.937.967.957.927.907.87
Moldova5.465.375.295.215.165.125.105.095.085.075.065.065.055.035.015.00
Monaco5.485.485.475.475.475.465.465.465.455.455.455.455.445.445.445.44
Mongolia6.266.186.106.025.945.885.815.755.695.645.585.535.485.445.415.37
Montenegro5.264.984.774.644.564.544.574.634.724.834.965.085.205.315.405.45
Morocco18.7618.6418.5218.4118.3018.2118.1318.0417.9417.8617.7517.6417.5417.4517.3617.28
Mozambique16.6716.2915.9515.6515.4015.1614.9514.8014.6314.5014.3714.2514.1414.0213.9213.82
Burma (Myanmar)13.8613.7113.5713.4413.3113.2113.0912.9912.8812.7912.7012.6212.5412.4612.3712.30
Namibia16.4716.3516.2316.1216.0215.9515.9115.8715.8515.8415.8015.7515.7015.6415.5815.53
Nepal27.1626.7026.2525.8225.4025.0224.6424.2823.9223.5623.2222.8822.5822.3022.0521.81
Netherlands7.096.866.676.516.396.316.246.206.186.176.176.176.176.176.176.15
New Zealand6.556.386.246.146.066.005.975.955.935.925.915.905.875.845.785.69
Nicaragua11.5311.4611.3911.3211.2411.1611.0911.0210.9810.9210.8710.8310.7910.7510.7110.67
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)8.888.858.828.798.768.738.718.698.698.698.718.748.798.858.949.05
Norway4.944.974.995.005.015.004.984.954.924.874.824.774.704.644.564.49
Oman10.9310.8510.8010.7510.7110.6710.6510.6210.6110.5910.5810.5710.5610.5610.5510.54
Panama10.6210.5710.5410.5010.4510.4210.3810.3510.3110.2810.2410.2110.1810.1510.1210.09
Paraguay8.608.578.538.498.458.428.388.348.318.278.248.218.188.168.128.09
Peru10.1310.059.989.909.859.809.749.709.659.619.589.549.509.479.439.40
Philippines21.5421.4421.3421.2321.1321.0420.9320.8420.7420.6420.5620.4920.4120.3320.2420.15
Poland5.695.845.935.985.995.975.925.875.815.755.705.675.685.725.805.94
Portugal7.417.407.417.457.527.607.707.817.948.078.218.368.508.648.788.90
Qatar9.088.948.798.648.498.358.218.077.947.827.717.617.527.447.377.32
Romania8.808.798.788.758.718.658.588.508.428.378.328.288.258.238.218.18
Russia7.366.836.436.145.945.835.795.795.835.895.966.016.046.025.955.81
Rwanda10.3310.129.889.649.409.188.998.838.688.558.428.298.168.057.957.87
San Marino3.283.273.273.273.273.263.263.263.263.263.263.263.263.263.263.26
Saint Thomas and Principe7.227.177.127.077.036.986.936.896.846.806.766.736.696.666.636.60
Senegal21.9521.7321.4621.1720.8720.5720.2920.0219.7519.5119.2919.0818.8918.7218.5918.46
Serbia4.734.724.704.674.644.624.604.594.584.584.574.564.554.554.544.53
Seychelles9.019.419.739.9910.1910.3510.4710.5710.6510.7310.8210.9211.0411.2011.4111.67
Sierra Leone17.2017.0516.8916.7416.5816.4216.2116.0115.7815.5515.3415.1414.9414.7514.5714.42
Singapore9.799.779.769.749.739.719.709.689.689.689.679.669.659.649.649.64
Slovakia6.856.836.876.957.077.227.387.547.707.837.948.008.017.957.827.60
Slovenia5.625.725.815.895.966.016.066.106.136.166.176.186.186.186.176.15
South Africa15.0114.9414.8614.7814.7214.6414.5714.4914.4314.3714.3314.3014.2714.2514.2314.21
Spain7.007.167.317.447.567.687.787.877.958.028.088.148.188.228.258.27
Sri Lanka16.3416.6616.9017.0917.2217.2917.3117.2817.2217.1116.9716.8016.6016.3816.1415.89
Suriname16.0115.8715.7515.6415.5315.4315.3415.2415.1515.0715.0014.9214.8514.7814.7114.66
Sweden4.464.324.244.214.224.254.284.314.314.274.184.033.783.442.992.41
Switzerland6.026.086.146.196.256.316.366.416.466.506.526.546.546.546.516.47
Tajikistan6.166.106.045.985.925.875.845.815.785.765.735.715.695.675.655.63
Tanzania12.4312.2612.0911.9111.7511.5911.4411.2911.1611.0310.9210.8210.7310.6510.5710.50
Thailand13.5412.9012.3711.9511.6111.3611.1711.0310.9410.8810.8410.8110.7710.7210.6410.52
Togo17.8117.6917.5617.4417.3217.1817.0416.8816.7516.6316.5216.4416.3516.2616.1816.09
Trinidad and Tobago13.0713.0513.0212.9712.9312.8812.8312.7812.7212.6812.6312.5812.5412.4912.4412.39
Tunisia8.218.118.037.967.897.827.777.727.677.637.597.577.547.517.497.47
Turkey12.9012.7612.6312.4912.3512.2112.0911.9811.8911.7911.7111.6411.5711.5011.4511.40
Turkmenistan5.395.365.325.285.255.215.185.145.115.095.065.035.014.984.954.93
Ukraine5.425.335.265.215.175.145.135.135.155.185.225.285.355.435.535.63
United Arab Emirates13.0112.9812.9612.9312.9112.8812.8612.8512.8312.8112.7912.7712.7412.7212.7012.68
United Kingdom7.297.367.407.407.387.347.297.237.167.097.036.986.946.926.926.95
United States7.507.717.888.008.098.158.188.198.188.168.138.108.078.048.028.02
Uruguay7.728.128.408.598.708.738.718.638.528.388.228.067.917.787.687.62
Uzbekistan5.775.735.695.665.615.575.545.515.475.445.415.385.355.325.295.26
Vanuatu11.0811.0611.0311.0211.0211.0111.0011.0111.0011.0010.9910.9810.9810.9610.9410.91
Venezuela8.628.748.818.828.808.768.698.628.568.518.498.508.558.678.859.10
Vietnam9.249.088.948.828.728.648.588.548.518.488.458.428.368.318.268.21
West Bank and Gaza8.798.768.738.708.678.638.608.578.558.528.508.488.468.448.418.39
Zambia13.4613.3413.1612.9612.7612.5912.4512.3612.2712.1912.1112.0111.9011.7911.6911.60
Zimbabwe12.4512.4912.5312.5812.6212.6812.7412.7912.8412.8712.8812.8412.7912.7412.6812.63

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.

Source: World Bank