Sexual and reproductive health

Low birthweight

Country, regional and global estimates


cover low birth weight: country, regional and global estimates

Publication details

Number of pages: 32
Publication date: 2004
Languages: English
ISBN: 92 806 3832 7 - Web only


This report presents country, regional and global estimates of low birth weight for 2000, together with a detailed description of the methods used in calculating the estimates. Some limited data on trends are also included. The limitations of low-birth-weight data are described and recommendations are made for further improvements in the data for this important indicator of health.