Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth

2 MAY 2012 - NEW YORK


Country rankings and map

Data from national, regional and worldwide estimates of preterm birth rates in the year 2010. Researchers: Hannah Blencowe, Simon Cousens, Mikkel Z. Oestergaard, Doris Chou, Ann-Beth Moller, Rajesh Narwal, Alma Adler, Claudia Vera Garcia, Sarah S. Rohde, Lale Say, Joy E. Lawn.

Country data is also available on estimated change in preterm birth rates from 1990 to 2010, the number of preterm births, rank for preterm births, the deaths from complications of preterm birth and live births.


PRETERM BIRTHS (source Blencowe H et al) DEATHS DUE TO PRETERM BIRTH (source Li Liu et al)
Country name Live births (2010) Preterm birth rate (2010) Rank for preterm birth rate (2010) Number of preterm births (2010) Rank for number of preterm births (2010) Estimated Annual % change in preterm birth rates (1990 - 2010) Deaths from complications of preterm birth (2010) Rank for deaths due to complications of preterm birth (2010)
Afghanistan 1,385,200 11.5 66 159,900 18 21,200 9
Albania 40,900 9 110 3,700 140 0.4 100 125
Algeria 714,400 7.4 147 52,800 50 5,500 39
Andorra 900 <50 191
Angola 794,700 12.5 44 99,000 31 10,800 19
Antigua and Barbuda 1,600 5.8 176 100 184 <50 188
Argentina 693,500 8 129 55,400 47 1.6 2,300 59
Armenia 47,300 11 74 5,200 128 200 117
Australia 302,900 7.6 139 23,200 80 1.6 300 106
Austria 74,200 10.9 77 8,100 109 2.3 100 143
Azerbaijan 182,000 8.5 120 15,400 91 1,500 70
Bahamas 5,300 9.5 102 500 168 <50 170
Bahrain 22,900 14 21 3,200 144 <50 156
Bangladesh 3,037,700 14 24 424,100 7 36,900 6
Barbados 3,000 8.9 112 300 174 <50 167
Belarus 106,400 4.1 184 4,400 137 0.0 100 133
Belgium 122,500 7.9 131 9,700 103 2.5 100 135
Belize 7,700 10.4 90 800 165 <50 178
Benin 350,300 10.6 84 37,000 64 3,700 48
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