Low-birthweight babies (% of births)
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.
Description: The map below shows how Low-birthweight babies (% of births) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Mauritania, with a value of 33.70. The country with the lowest value in the world is China, with a value of 2.34.
Source: UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, and Demographic and Health Surveys by ICF International.