Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
Diseases » Premature Birth » Stats
 

Statistics about Premature Birth

Cause statistics for Premature Birth:

The following are statistics from various sources about the causes of Premature Birth:

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Premature Birth:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Premature Birth

Incidence (annual) of Premature Birth: 440,000 cases (unreliable estimate)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 618 or 0.16% or 440,000 people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Premature Birth: 440,000 per year, 36,666 per month, 8,461 per week, 1,205 per day, 50 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 440,000 cases (unreliable estimate)

Death statistics for Premature Birth:

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Premature Birth:

  • 856.8 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight under 500g in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 313.0 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight between 500-999g in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 59.4 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight between 1,000-1,499g in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 246.9 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight under 1,500g in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 27.6 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight between 1,500-1,999g in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 11.4 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight between 2,000-2,499g in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 59.4 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight under 2,500g in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 2.5 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight over 2,500g in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 4.5 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight between 2,500-2,999g in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 2.3 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight between 3,000-3,499g in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 1.7 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight between 3,500-3,999g in the USA 2001 (NCHS,2 003)
  • 1.6 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight over 4,000g in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 1.5 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight between 4,000-4,499g in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 2.0 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight between 4,500-4,999g g in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 6.5 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight over 5,000g in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • Disorders related to prematurity and low birth weight caused 15.7% of deaths less than 1 year old in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
  • Disorders related to prematurity and low birth weight caused 23.1% of deaths for neonates in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001] [CDC NVSR 2001]
  • more about deaths...»

Society statistics for Premature Birth

Hospitalization statistics for Premature Birth:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Premature Birth:

  • 0.086% (10,916) of hospital consultant episodes were for preterm delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 97% of hospital consultant episodes for preterm delivery required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for preterm delivery were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for preterm delivery required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for preterm delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for preterm delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for preterm delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for preterm delivery occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for preterm delivery occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for preterm delivery were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.096% (50,397) of hospital bed days were for preterm delivery in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.32% (40,966) of hospital consultant episodes were for disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.03% (540,466) of hospital bed days were for disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Premature Birth. The term 'prevalence' of Premature Birth usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Premature Birth at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Premature Birth refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Premature Birth diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived 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.

 

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise