• % of live births weighing 2500 g or more (Line chart)
  • % of live births weighing 2500 g or more (Bar chart)
  • % of live births weighing 2500 g or more (Map)
  • % of live births weighing 2500 g or more (Boxplot chart)
Data set notes
European Health for All database

Indicators: 611
Updated: 15 June 2018
Downloads: 23251

The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes
% of live births weighing 2500 g or more
Indicator code: E160401.T

Self-explanatory._
Country notes
Albania
INSTAT.
Armenia
Source of data: National Health Information Analytic Center, Ministry of Health of the Republic of
Armenia http://moh.am/?section=static_pages/index&id=625&subID=824,29.
Data collected annually, reference period: 31 December.
Belgium
Source: Federal Public Service of Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, Scientific
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.
Croatia
November 2002: The data are available only from maternity wards. Source: Croatian National Institute
of Public Health
Cyprus
Source of data: Perinatal Health Survey, 2007.
Czechia
In this data, numbers of live births with unknown birthweight are included.
2013: 982 cases of unknown birthweight
2014: 1548 cases of unknown birthweight
Source: Czech Statistical Office (CZSO).
Denmark
Source: From 1997: The Medical Birth Registry, The Danish Health Data Authority
Method: % of live borns weighing 2500 g or more out of all live borns with known birthweight.
Births: http://www.esundhed.dk/sundhedsregistre/MFR/Sider/MFR01.aspx
Birth weights: http://www.esundhed.dk/sundhedsregistre/MFR/Sider/MFR02.aspx
Estonia
Source: from 1992 Medical Birth Registry, National Institute for Health Development.
Finland
Source: Medical Birth Register, THL (National Institute for Health and Welfare).
France
Source of data: 1995, 1998, 2003, 2010: Enquete nationale perinatale; a partir de 2006 (sauf 2010):
certificat de sante de l?enfant du 8ø jour . (La difference de source explique le decrochage en
2010)
Coverage: Whole France.
Georgia
Source: National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia (NCDC) (http://www.ncdc.ge)
Germany
Source: Federal Statistical Office, Statistics on the natural movement of the population, Fachserie
1, Reihe 1.1.
http://www.destatis.de
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.
Iceland
Source: The Icelandic Birth Registration/Statistics Iceland
Ireland
Source: National Perinatal Reporting System up to 1993 and Central Statistics Office from 1995.
Break in series: From 2001, births where weight is not stated are excluded.
Israel
Source: Until 2003, Central Bureau of Statistics. Since 2004, Health Information Division,
Ministry of Health.
Italy
Source to 2001: ISTAT. Source from 2002: Ministry of Health, Health Information System, Delivery
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:
510.659.
Latvia
Source of data: Since 2002 the data source has been the Newborns State Register.
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.
Lithuania
Source: HI HIC, data of annual report of maternal hospitals.
Luxembourg
Number of live births, 2500+ grams. Data is ?de facto? and includes all births in Luxembourg,
irrespective of whether or not the person is a resident.
Source: The Ministry of Health.
Malta
Source: Department of Health Information and Research (National Obstetric Information System (NOIS).
Montenegro
Source: Institute of Public Health.
Netherlands
Source: The Netherlands Perinatal Registry. Includes the number of live births born after a
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.
Poland
Source of data: Central Statistical Office.
Portugal
Source of data: National Statistical Institute, Annual Report. Coverage: National
Romania
Source: National Institute of Statistics.
Serbia
Source: National Statistical Office.
Slovakia
Source: National Health Information Centre (NIC)
Web page: http://www.nczisk.sk/Publikacie/Edicia_Zdravotnicka_statistika/Pages/default.aspx
Slovenia
Source of data: National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia (NIJZ)
Spain
Source: National Statistics Institute, extracted from ?Demographic Phenomena. Birth Statistics?
The percentage is calculated based on births where the birth weight is available. This data is not
available at around 5% of live births.
http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=/t20/e304/&file=inebase&L=1
Sweden
Source: The National Board of Health and Welfare (NBHW)
The Medical Birth and Malformation Register (NBHW)
Each clinic send reports to NBHW
Switzerland
Percentage of live births weighing 2500g or more among the live births for which the weight is known
(more than 99% of the cases). Source of data: FSO Federal Statistical Office, BEVNAT
http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/fr/index/infothek/erhebungen__quellen/blank/blank/bevnat/01.html
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Source: Institute for Public Health (IPH).
Turkey
Source of data: Public Health Institution of Turkey, Ministry of Health of Turkey.
Before 2008, figures were obtained from TSIM database. After 2011, for 2012 figures were obtained
from National Neonatal Screening Programme
Turkmenistan
Source: Administrative medical statistics, forms: 19 ?Report on medical care for pregnant women,
women in labour and puerperant?, 14 ?Report on hospital activity?, 096/y ?Journal of labour? and
102/y ?Journal of newborns? registration?.
Ukraine
In establishments under Ministry of Health only.
Source: Centre of Health Statistics, Ministry of Health.
United Kingdom
England & Wales - Office for National Statistics VS2BW table.
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).
Scotland -
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.

Wales:
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.