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Statistics by Country for Premature Birth

Incidence (annual) of Premature Birth:

440,000 cases (unreliable estimate)

Incidence Rate for Premature Birth: approx 1 in 618 or 0.16% or 440,000 people in USA [about data] Extrapolation of Incidence Rate for Premature Birth to Countries and Regions: WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY. NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above incidence rate for Premature Birth to the populations of various countries and regions. As discussed above, these incidence extrapolations for Premature Birth are only estimates and may have very limited relevance to the actual incidence of Premature Birth in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Incidence Population Estimated Used
Premature Birth in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 475,030 293,655,4051
Canada 52,586 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 169,787 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Premature Birth in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 441 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 23,100 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 8,670 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Premature Birth in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 6,305 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Premature Birth in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 297,810 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 25,597 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 68,443 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 10,015 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 44,556 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 40,469 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Premature Birth in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 8,756 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 8,435 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 475 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 14,536 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Premature Birth in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 97,496 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 16,739 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 97,745 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 6,421 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 748 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 52 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 26,397 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 97,496 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 4,720 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Premature Birth in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 13,223 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 2,015 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 133,333 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 16,228 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 54 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 62,483 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 8,773 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 3,253 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 12,052 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Premature Birth in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 16,678 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 2,170 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 3,730 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 5,836 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 232,899 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 77,213 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Premature Birth in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 12,728 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Portugal 17,024 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 65,160 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Georgia 7,593 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Premature Birth in the Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Italy 93,916 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Greece 17,223 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Premature Birth in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 5,734 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 659 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 12,161 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 7,274 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 3,300 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 36,163 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 17,512 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Premature Birth in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 4,450 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Premature Birth in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 24,497 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 11,342 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 42,722 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Premature Birth in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 2,101,077 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 11,089 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 205,979 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 720 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 36,716 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 78,025 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 36,801 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Premature Birth in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 111,446 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Premature Birth in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 46,125 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 228,639 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 3,535 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 1,722,908 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 257,523 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 32,199 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Premature Birth in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 1,648 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 385,732 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 9,816 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 38,051 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 139,508 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 7,043 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 104,929 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 133,719 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Premature Birth in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 2,143 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 109,196 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 41,047 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 10,027 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 9,076 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 3,651 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 6,110 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 41,728 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 29,144 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 4,082 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 3,738 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 32,393 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Premature Birth in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 123,131 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 9,109 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 63,327 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Premature Birth in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 4,849 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 33,577 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 5,484 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 18,377 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 28,713 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 17,554 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 9,518 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Premature Birth in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 6,054 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 15,429 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 94,336 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 13,327 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Premature Birth in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 115,397 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 53,353 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 13,433 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 58,349 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 42,690 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Premature Birth in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 17,759 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 2,651 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 71,901 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 1,891 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 17,835 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 5,939 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Premature Birth in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 32,212 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 6,460 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 8,768 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Premature Birth:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Premature Birth are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Premature Birth statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Premature Birth in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Premature Birth:

The word 'prevalence' of Premature Birth usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Premature Birth at any given time (i.e. people with Premature Birth). The term 'incidence' of Premature Birth means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Premature Birth diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Premature Birth). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004

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