Indicator full name: % of live births weighing 2500 g or more
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1970—2022
Last updated: 04 October 2023
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
Data collected annually, reference period: 31 December.
Institute of Public Health (https://spma.wiv-isp.be/SitePages/Home.aspx). The denominator is the
total number of live births with known birth weight. From 2011 onwards, the definition of the
population imposed by Eurostat was applied; this means the integration of the births of the waiting
registry in our statistics.
of Public Health
2013: 982 cases of unknown birthweight
2014: 1548 cases of unknown birthweight
Source: Czech Statistical Office (CZSO).
Method: % of live borns weighing 2500 g or more out of all live borns with known birthweight.
Birth weights: http://www.esundhed.dk/sundhedsregistre/MFR/Sider/MFR02.aspx
certificat de sante de l?enfant du 8ø jour . (La difference de source explique le decrochage en
Coverage: Whole France.
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Coverage: The statistics of births are produced from a compulsory complete count. They are based on
reports from the registrar in whose district the birth has taken place. Births of mothers who live
abroad but gave birth to their child in Germany are not included in the statistics of birth.
Break in time series: From reporting year 2014 onwards data on birth weight are no longer collected.
Break in series: From 2001, births where weight is not stated are excluded.
Ministry of Health.
Certificates Database. Coverage in 2003: 84% of deliveries, recorded in National Database of
Hospital Discharges. In 2004: 86% of the deliveries recorded in the National Database of Hospital
Discharges. Coverage in 2005: 92% of deliveries recorded in National Database of Hospital Discharges
in the same year. Coverage in 2006: 92.9% of deliveries, recorded in National Database of Hospital
Discharges in the same year. Coverage in 2007: 93.0% of deliveries, recorded in National Database of
Hospital Discharges in the same year. Coverage in 2008: 96.6% of deliveries, recorded in National
Database of Hospital Discharges in the same year. Coverage in 2009: 98.2% of deliveries, recorded in
National Database of Hospital Discharges in the same year. Coverage in 2010: 98,8% of deliveries,
recorded in National Database of Hospital Discharges in the same year. Coverage in 2011: 98.8% of
deliveries, recorded in National Database of Hospital Discharges in the same year. Coverage in 2012:
99.9% of deliveries, recorded in National Database of Hospital Discharges in the same year. Coverage
in 2013: 100.3% of deliveries, recorded in National Database of Hospital Discharges in the same
year. The number of live births registered in the Delivery Certificates Database in 2013 is:
Coverage: The number of live births includes all live births born in the territory of Latvia.
Children born abroad and registered as residents of Latvia are not included.
irrespective of whether or not the person is a resident.
Source: The Ministry of Health.
gestational age of 22 weeks or more. Data are derived from the yearbook ?Perinatal Care in the
Netherlands? of PRN. Of the primary and secondary obstetric care only a small percentage of live
births is missing in the numbers (around 3-5%).
Number of live births born at a gestational age of 22 weeks or more with a birth weight of at least
2500 g. divided by the total number of live births born at a gestational age of 22 weeks or more.
The total number of live births includes the live births with an unknown birth weight.
Web page: http://www.nczisk.sk/Publikacie/Edicia_Zdravotnicka_statistika/Pages/default.aspx
The percentage is calculated based on births where the birth weight is available. This data is not
available at around 5% of live births.
The Medical Birth and Malformation Register (NBHW)
Each clinic send reports to NBHW
(more than 99% of the cases). Source of data: FSO Federal Statistical Office, BEVNAT
Before 2008, figures were obtained from TSIM database. After 2011, for 2012 figures were obtained
from National Neonatal Screening Programme
women in labour and puerperant?, 14 ?Report on hospital activity?, 096/y ?Journal of labour? and
102/y ?Journal of newborns? registration?.
Source: Centre of Health Statistics, Ministry of Health.
England and Wales : Data has been revised for years 2001-2014 due to a change in the methodology for
how the denominator is calculated for the England and Wales component of the UK value. For England
and Wales live birth total now excludes birth records without a valid birth weight.
Scotland - NHS National Services Scotland, Information Services Division (ISD).
N.Ireland - Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.
N. Ireland figure is an estimate, calculated by subtracting the number of live births weighing less
than 2500g from the total number of live births. Consequently this method may include births with an
unstated birthweight in addition to valid births of 2500g or above.
Deviation from the Definition: Scotland - excludes births outside hospitals. Calendar year from
SMR02 maternity records.
Estimation Method: The Scotland live births and births weighing 2500g or more figures from Scottish
Morbidity Record 02 (SMR02).The data has been changed from 2000 onwards as this is more up to date
and is our policy to continually update if it is more accurate.
Due to data quality, records with birth weight 6000g+ are not included in the above counts
Records with no stated birth weight are also excluded.
Data was re-run from 01/04/2001 based on the financial year of birth.