Global Preterm birth Estimates

Preterm birth is the leading cause of death in children under five worldwide. While preterm survival rates have increased in higher-income countries, in many low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) preterm newborns still die due to a lack of adequate newborn care. On this website, you can explore the latest estimates of preterm birth rates at global, regional and national levels for 2014, with time trends in selected countries. To learn more, click here [1]

[1] Chawanpaiboon S, Vogel JP[1], Moller AB, Lumbiganon P, Petzold M, Hogan D, Landoulsi S, Jampathong N, Kongwattanakul K, Laopaiboon M, Lewis C, Rattanakanokchai S, Teng DN, Thikhamthrop J, Watananirun K, Zhang J, Zhou W, Gülmezoglu AM. Global, regional and national estimates of levels of preterm birth in 2014: a systematic review and modelling nalysis. Lancet Glob Health. 2018. 30 Oct.

World Health Organization (WHO)

Id Type Country 2000 2005 2010 2014

For comparability, the predicted preterm birth rates at 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2014 are provided, to assess absolute differences in preterm birth rates over time, For some countries, this may differ from the final preterm rates reported in the main manuscript (where rates were based on observed data).

Countries in the selected region