Which Country Manages the Highest Share Low Birthweights?

Low Birthweight (As of Total Live Births) (%), 2011 or latest
Health Care | January 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 40 countries in 2011, Indonesia ranked the highest in low birthweight as a percentage of total live births with 11.1% followed by Greece and Japan. On the other end of the scale was China with 2.30%, Iceland with 3.20% and Finland with 4.10%.

Data for more countries are available at Low Birthweight (As of Total Live Births) indicator page.

Low Birthweight (As of Total Live Births) Unit 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Brazil % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 8.10% 8.20% 8.20% ... 7.80%
Costa Rica % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 7.10% ... 6.60% 6.50% ...
Czech Republic % 6.70% 7.10% 7.40% 7.30% 7.60%
Greece % 8.80% 9.00% 8.80% 8.40% 9.60%
Hungary % 8.20% 8.30% 8.20% 8.30% 8.40%
Indonesia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9.00% ... ... ...
Israel % 8.20% 8.20% 8.40% 8.40% 8.30%
Italy % 6.80% 6.70% 6.80% 7.00% 7.00%
Japan % 9.50% 9.60% 9.70% 9.60% 9.60%
Luxembourg % ... ... 5.70% 5.60% 4.70% 6.50% 6.40%
Portugal % 7.50% 7.60% 7.80% 7.70% 8.20%
Slovakia % 7.20% 7.30% 7.50% 7.30% 7.40%
Spain % 7.20% 7.20% 7.60% 7.60% 7.80%
USA % 8.20% 8.30% 8.20% 8.20% 8.20%
United Kingdom % 7.50% 7.50% 7.10% 7.10% 7.10%