India - Low birthweight babies
Low-birthweight babies (% of births)
Low-birthweight babies (% of births) in India was 27.60 as of 2006. Its highest value over the past 37 years was 34.00 in 1998, while its lowest value was 27.60 in 2006.
Definition: Low-birthweight babies are newborns weighing less than 2,500 grams, with the measurement taken within the first hours of life, before significant postnatal weight loss has occurred.
Source: UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, and Demographic and Health Surveys by Macro International.
Topic: Health Indicators