Indicator full name: Number of early neonatal deaths with a birth weight of 1000 g or more
Unit: number of deaths
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1970—2021
Last updated: 31 August 2022
- North Macedonia
- Commonwealth of Independent States
- Central Asian Republics Information Network members (CARINFONET)
- Nordic countries
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
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.)_
Data collected annually, reference period: 31 December.
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.
Coverage: Included are only births in health care institutions, irrespective of the place of the
residence of the mother.
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
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).
population, Fachserie 1, Reihe 1.1
Note: From the reporting year 2000, data on early neonatal deaths relating to birth weight are no
Source: Until 2003, Health Division, Central Bureau of Statistics and since 2004 Health Information
Division, Ministry of Health.
maternal hospitals. Since 2010: HI HIC Causes of death register data.
Definition: dead born foetuses of less than 1000 g are excluded, but those of unknown weight at
birth are included.
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%).
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.
1000) / Number of live births
Source of data: Medical certificate of perinatal death.
Coverage: Data are without Transnistria.
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.
women, women in labour and puerperant?, and form 14 ?Report on hospital activity?, ?Medical
certificate of perinatal death? 0106-2/y.
Coverage: Includes only the early neonatal deaths registered in the institutions under the Ministry