• Number of early neonatal deaths with a birth weight of 1000 g or more Number of early neonatal deaths with a birth weight of 1000 g or more (Line chart)
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Data set notes
European Health for All database

Indicators: 618
Updated: 20 November 2023

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
Number of early neonatal deaths with a birth weight of 1000 g or more
Indicator code: E075002.T

The numbers of deaths in infants under 1 week of age in a year (ICD-10) , i.e. at the age of 0 to 6 full days. Only cases with a birth weight of at least 1000 g and unknown birth weight are included. This data item is used to calculate the perinatal mortality rate for international comparison. See ICD-9/10 manual for details. (Data are received from countries for HFA monitoring purposes or extracted from national statistical yearbooks.)_
Country/Area notes
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.
January 2001: Elaboration of cases of death taking into account birth-weight being conducted by the
Ministry of Statistics and Analysis of the Republic since 1997. Data on early neonatal death for
1993-1996 were reported on basis on information from medical institutions of Ministry of health
system and considered preliminary and approximate.
Source: Statistics Belgium (National Institute for Statistics).
Source of data: Croatian Institute for Public Health, Database of births in health care
Coverage: Included are only births in health care institutions, irrespective of the place of the
residence of the mother.
Source: Causes of Death data, Health Monitoring Unit, Ministry of Health
Source: Czech Statistical Office (CZSO)
In this data, numbers of unknown birth weight are included
2011: 2 cases of unknown birth weigh
2012: 3 cases of unknown birth weight
2013: 0 cases of unknown birth weight
2014: 8 cases of unknown birth weight
Source: The Medical Birth Registry, The Danish Health Data Authority.
Source: Statistical Office of Estonia.
Source: Medical Birth Register (MBR), THL (National Institute for Health and Welfare).
Note: From 1987 the MBR data was updated to remove the cases which are born abroad and to include
foreigners not permanently living in Finland (excluded in the data from Vital Statistics Finland).
Data are not available.
Source: National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia (NCDC) (http://www.ncdc.ge)
Source (1991-1999): Federal Statistical Office, Statistics on the natural movement of the
population, Fachserie 1, Reihe 1.1
Note: From the reporting year 2000, data on early neonatal deaths relating to birth weight are no
longer collected.
Data are not available.
Source: Yearbooks of Demographic and Health Statistics of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office
Source: The Icelandic Birth Registration.
Source: National Perinatal Reporting System. Figures for the 2014 are provisional.
Until 1997, excludes cases of unknown weight. Since 1998, includes cases of unknown weight.
Source: Until 2003, Health Division, Central Bureau of Statistics and since 2004 Health Information
Division, Ministry of Health.
Source: ISTAT.
Source: Health Information Centre of Institute of Hygiene (HI HIC), data of annual report of
maternal hospitals. Since 2010: HI HIC Causes of death register data.
Source: Direction de la Sante Service des Statistiques.
Definition: dead born foetuses of less than 1000 g are excluded, but those of unknown weight at
birth are included.
Source: Department of Health Information and Research (National Mortality Register).
Source: The Netherlands Perinatal Registry. Includes the number of deaths, 0-6 days, 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 the
deaths is missing in the numbers (around 3-5%).
Source of data: The Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
The Medical Birth Registry of Norway has discovered an error in the internal variable DODKAT, which
concerns the child?s status of living or dead at and after birth. The error influences the
classification of perinatal deaths, in that around 12% of the stillborn born after week 22 were
erroneously classified as early neonatal deaths. This mainly influences the data for the years 2006
? 2011. The Medical Birth Registry has therefore recalculated these indicators for all relevant
years to ensure comparable data. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health reported the corrected
data in 2014/15.
Source of data: Central Statistical Office.
Source of data: National Statistical Institute Coverage: National
Republic of Moldova
This indicator is calculated by the formula: (number of children who died at the age of 0-6 days *
1000) / Number of live births
Source of data: Medical certificate of perinatal death.
Coverage: Data are without Transnistria.
Source of data: National Statistical Office.
Source: Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic
Source of data: National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia (NIJZ)
Data not available
Source of data: The National Board of Health and Welfare (NBHW)
The Medical Birth and Malformation Register (NBHW)
Note: Data for 2012 were not delivered from the council of V„rmland, therefore data for the county
of V„rmland 2011 have been used to calculate the national gross number for 2012.
Source of data: FSO Federal Statistical Office, BEVNAT
Source of data: Public Health Institution of Turkey, Ministry of Health of Turkey.
Source of data: Administrative medical statistics, form 19 ?Report on medical care for pregnant
women, women in labour and puerperant?, and form 14 ?Report on hospital activity?, ?Medical
certificate of perinatal death? 0106-2/y.
Source: Centre of Health Statistics, Ministry of Health.
Coverage: Includes only the early neonatal deaths registered in the institutions under the Ministry
of Health.
United Kingdom
Data are not available.