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Table 1 Country-specific birthweight and early neonatal mortality distribution of singleton liveborn births

From: An outcome-based definition of low birthweight for births in low- and middle-income countries: a secondary analysis of the WHO global survey on maternal and perinatal health

Countries Number of facilities Number of newborns Birthweight (g) Early Neonatal Mortality (%)
Mean (SD) <  1500 (%) <  2500 (%)
Total 344 205,648 2902 (413) 1.0 12.0 0.8
 Africa 118 52,603 2935 (389) 0.8 9.9 1.1
  Algeria 18 7516 3025 (390) 1.0 7.4 1.3
  Angola 15 3920 2903 (405) 1.2 11.8 0.5
  Congo 21 6767 2874 (392) 0.6 14.4 1.0
  Kenya 20 13,586 2921 (395) 1.0 9.7 1.8
  Niger 11 6526 2906 (381) 0.5 11.6 0.4
  Nigeria 21 5704 2932 (380) 0.9 8.2 0.8
  Uganda 12 8584 2964 (363) 0.6 7.7 1.1
 Asia 112 85,222 2838 (406) 0.8 14.2 0.7
  Cambodia 5 4457 2897 (383) 0.8 9.3 1.1
  China 21 9357 3045 (332) 0.4 5.5 0.3
  India 20 22,008 2653 (405) 1.2 22.1 1.1
  Nepal 8 6852 2786 (386) 0.5 13.7 0.9
  Philippines 17 11,732 2819 (419) 1.3 16.2 1.1
  Sri Lanka 14 13,191 2846 (381) 0.6 15.5 0.2
  Thailand 12 8068 2939 (380) 0.7 10.8 0.4
  Viet Nam 15 9557 2997 (335) 0.3 5.7 0.1
 Latin America 114 67,823 2958 (428) 1.4 10.8 0.7
  Argentina 14 6661 2975 (453) 1.9 11.0 0.5
  Brazil 19 10,955 2956 (437) 1.5 11.6 0.8
  Cuba 17 8300 3013 (379) 0.7 8.0 0.2
  Ecuador 14 9666 2898 (432) 1.5 12.4 0.7
  Mexico 21 15,716 2932 (429) 1.5 11.6 0.6
  Nicaragua 6 4271 2946 (384) 0.7 9.5 1.0
  Paraguay 6 2001 2990 (442) 1.6 10.4 1.1
  Peru 17 10,253 2997 (438) 1.7 9.8 1.0