Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Low birthweight

Country, regional and global estimates

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Authors:
World Health Organization, UNICEF

Publication details

Number of pages: 31
Publication date: 2004
Languages: English
ISBN: 9280638327

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Overview

This report presents country, regional and global estimates of low birth weight for 2000, together with a detailed description of the methods used in calculating the estimates. Some limited data on trends are also included. The limitations of low-birth-weight data are described and recommendations are made for further improvements in the data for this important indicator of health.