Low birth weight rate (% live births <2500g)

DefinitionPercentage of live births under 2 500g.
ReferenceDistrict Health Information System Database. National Department of Health.
Ref. URLhttp://hisp.org/
Keywords
Indicator Type: -> Health Status -> Mortality -> Child mortality and related

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Indicator Data
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ECFSGPKZNLPMPNCNWWCZA
Low birth weight rate (% live births <2500g) [Definition]
1998 ---------[1] 15.0
2002 PPIP15.018.719.218.213.814.122.014.417.6[2] -
2005 DHIS12.611.813.010.99.25.617.313.63.0[3] 10.5
2006 DHIS13.514.113.19.89.57.417.312.214.6[4] 11.8
2006 PPIP13.0[5] 13.616.312.813.814.521.012.418.1[6] 15.5
2007 DHIS12.114.312.012.36.49.317.812.314.9[7] 11.7
2007 PPIP CHC---------[8] 9.0
2007 PPIP DH---------[9] 12.5
2007 PPIP NC---------[10] 26.2
2007 PPIP PT---------[11] 20.7
2007 PPIP RH---------[12] 15.3
2008 DHIS12.315.411.411.39.87.618.412.914.7[13] 11.8
2009 DHIS12.815.212.111.810.38.819.013.914.8[14] 12.3
2009 PPIP CHC---------[15] 8.5
2009 PPIP DH---------[16] 12.0
2009 PPIP NC---------[17] 26.6
2009 PPIP PT---------[18] 18.2
2009 PPIP RH---------[19] 15.5
2010 DHIS12.614.513.012.010.09.820.014.516.0[20] 12.7
2010 PPIP all levels-22.8--13.013.3---[21] -
2011 DHIS12.313.115.811.910.112.318.513.315.5[22] 13.2
2011 PPIP CHC---------[23] 9.1
2011 PPIP DH---------[24] 12.9
2011 PPIP NC---------[25] 25.9
2011 PPIP PT---------[26] 22.1
2011 PPIP RH---------[27] 17.6
2011 PPIP all levels-22.0--12.013.4---[28] -
2012 DHIS13.813.515.312.510.711.818.113.415.7[29] 13.5
EC: Eastern Cape  FS: Free State  GP: Gauteng  KZN: KwaZulu-Natal  LP: Limpopo  MP: Mpumalanga  NC: Northern Cape  NW: North West  WC: Western Cape  ZA: South Africa  

Notes and References

  1. SWChildren 2006: The State of the World's Children 2006. United Nations Children's Fund; 2005. http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_30398.html
    Local copy: /indicators/GlobalReports/sowc_2006.pdf
    Based on SADHS 1998 but adjusted since figure reported was 8.3% with birthweight unknown for one third of deliveries.
  2. Saving Babies 2002: Pattinson RC, editor. Saving Babies 2002: Third Perinatal Care Survey of South Africa. Pretoria: National Department of Health; 2003. http://www.ppip.co.za/
    Local copy: /indicators/ChildHealth/Saving_Babies_2002.pdf
  3. DHIS: District Health Information System Database. National Department of Health. http://hisp.org/
    Local copy: -
    Data extracted June 2012. Data for financial year from April of the year to March of the following year (not calendar year).
  4. DHIS: District Health Information System Database. National Department of Health. http://hisp.org/
    Local copy: -
    Data extracted June 2012. Data for financial year from April of the year to March of the following year (not calendar year).
  5. Data from Jan-Dec 2006.
  6. Saving Babies 2003-2005: MRC Research Unit for Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies, PPIP Users and the Saving Babies Technical Task Team. Saving Babies 2003-2005: Fifth Perinatal Care Survey of South Africa. Pretoria; 2007. http://www.ppip.co.za/
    Local copy: /indicators/ChildHealth/Saving_Babies_2003-5.pdf
    Data from Oct 2003 - Mar 2006.
  7. DHIS: District Health Information System Database. National Department of Health. http://hisp.org/
    Local copy: -
    Data extracted June 2012. Data for financial year from April of the year to March of the following year (not calendar year).
  8. Saving Babies 2006-7: Pattinson RC, editor. Saving babies 2006-2007: Sixth perinatal care survey of South Africa. Pretoria: Tshepesa Press; 2009. http://www.ppip.co.za/saving_babies.html
    Local copy: /indicators/ChildHealth/Saving_Babies_2006-7.pdf
    Community Health Centres.
  9. Saving Babies 2006-7: Pattinson RC, editor. Saving babies 2006-2007: Sixth perinatal care survey of South Africa. Pretoria: Tshepesa Press; 2009. http://www.ppip.co.za/saving_babies.html
    Local copy: /indicators/ChildHealth/Saving_Babies_2006-7.pdf
    District Hospitals.
  10. Saving Babies 2006-7: Pattinson RC, editor. Saving babies 2006-2007: Sixth perinatal care survey of South Africa. Pretoria: Tshepesa Press; 2009. http://www.ppip.co.za/saving_babies.html
    Local copy: /indicators/ChildHealth/Saving_Babies_2006-7.pdf
    National Central Hospitals.
  11. Saving Babies 2006-7: Pattinson RC, editor. Saving babies 2006-2007: Sixth perinatal care survey of South Africa. Pretoria: Tshepesa Press; 2009. http://www.ppip.co.za/saving_babies.html
    Local copy: /indicators/ChildHealth/Saving_Babies_2006-7.pdf
    Provincial Tertiary Hospitals.
  12. Saving Babies 2006-7: Pattinson RC, editor. Saving babies 2006-2007: Sixth perinatal care survey of South Africa. Pretoria: Tshepesa Press; 2009. http://www.ppip.co.za/saving_babies.html
    Local copy: /indicators/ChildHealth/Saving_Babies_2006-7.pdf
    Regional Hospitals.
  13. DHIS: District Health Information System Database. National Department of Health. http://hisp.org/
    Local copy: -
    Data extracted June 2012. Data for financial year from April of the year to March of the following year (not calendar year).
  14. DHIS: District Health Information System Database. National Department of Health. http://hisp.org/
    Local copy: -
    Data extracted June 2012. Data for financial year from April of the year to March of the following year (not calendar year).
  15. Saving Babies 2008-9: Pattinson RC, editor. Saving babies 2008-2009: Seventh report on perinatal care in South Africa. Pretoria: Tshepesa Press; 2011. http://www.ppip.co.za/saving_babies.html
    Local copy: -
    Community Health Centres.
  16. Saving Babies 2008-9: Pattinson RC, editor. Saving babies 2008-2009: Seventh report on perinatal care in South Africa. Pretoria: Tshepesa Press; 2011. http://www.ppip.co.za/saving_babies.html
    Local copy: -
    District Hospitals.
  17. Saving Babies 2008-9: Pattinson RC, editor. Saving babies 2008-2009: Seventh report on perinatal care in South Africa. Pretoria: Tshepesa Press; 2011. http://www.ppip.co.za/saving_babies.html
    Local copy: -
    National Central Hospitals.
  18. Saving Babies 2008-9: Pattinson RC, editor. Saving babies 2008-2009: Seventh report on perinatal care in South Africa. Pretoria: Tshepesa Press; 2011. http://www.ppip.co.za/saving_babies.html
    Local copy: -
    Provincial Tertiary Hospitals.
  19. Saving Babies 2008-9: Pattinson RC, editor. Saving babies 2008-2009: Seventh report on perinatal care in South Africa. Pretoria: Tshepesa Press; 2011. http://www.ppip.co.za/saving_babies.html
    Local copy: -
    Regional Hospitals. 
  20. DHIS: District Health Information System Database. National Department of Health. http://hisp.org/
    Local copy: -
    Data extracted June 2012. Data for financial year from April of the year to March of the following year (not calendar year).
  21. NaPeMMCo 2010-11: National Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity Committee (NaPeMMCo) Interim Report 2012 (2010-2011 data). Pretoria: National Department of Health; 2012. http://www.doh.gov.za/
    Local copy: -
    No national value given across all levels of care. Several provinces did not provide data in this format either.
  22. DHIS: District Health Information System Database. National Department of Health. http://hisp.org/
    Local copy: -
    Data extracted June 2012. Data for financial year from April of the year to March of the following year (not calendar year).
  23. NaPeMMCo 2010-11: National Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity Committee (NaPeMMCo) Interim Report 2012 (2010-2011 data). Pretoria: National Department of Health; 2012. http://www.doh.gov.za/
    Local copy: -
    Data appear to be for 2010 and 2011 combined. Includes babies 500g+.
  24. NaPeMMCo 2010-11: National Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity Committee (NaPeMMCo) Interim Report 2012 (2010-2011 data). Pretoria: National Department of Health; 2012. http://www.doh.gov.za/
    Local copy: -
    Data appear to be for 2010 and 2011 combined. Includes babies 500g+.
  25. NaPeMMCo 2010-11: National Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity Committee (NaPeMMCo) Interim Report 2012 (2010-2011 data). Pretoria: National Department of Health; 2012. http://www.doh.gov.za/
    Local copy: -
    Data appear to be for 2010 and 2011 combined. Includes babies 500g+.
  26. NaPeMMCo 2010-11: National Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity Committee (NaPeMMCo) Interim Report 2012 (2010-2011 data). Pretoria: National Department of Health; 2012. http://www.doh.gov.za/
    Local copy: -
    Data appear to be for 2010 and 2011 combined. Includes babies 500g+.
  27. NaPeMMCo 2010-11: National Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity Committee (NaPeMMCo) Interim Report 2012 (2010-2011 data). Pretoria: National Department of Health; 2012. http://www.doh.gov.za/
    Local copy: -
    Data appear to be for 2010 and 2011 combined. Includes babies 500g+.
  28. NaPeMMCo 2010-11: National Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity Committee (NaPeMMCo) Interim Report 2012 (2010-2011 data). Pretoria: National Department of Health; 2012. http://www.doh.gov.za/
    Local copy: -
    No national value given across all levels of care. Several provinces did not provide data in this format either.
  29. DHIS: District Health Information System Database. National Department of Health. http://hisp.org/
    Local copy: -
    2012/13 financial year.