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Table 4 Trends in preterm births and low birth weight in Australia

From: Could low birth weight and preterm birth be associated with significant burden of hip osteoarthritis? A systematic review

Year Number of births Low birth weight birthsa (%b) Pre-term birthsc (%b)
2009 296,791 18,347 (6.2) 22,645 (7.6)
2010 297,357 18,522 (6.2) 22,952 (7.7)
2011 299,588 18,829 (6.3) 23,282 (7.8)
2012 309,861 19,243 (6.2) 24,671 (8.0)
2013 307,277 19,597 (6.4) 24,582 (8.0)
2014 310,330 19,833 (6.4) 24,826 (8.0)
  1. Data obtained from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [19, 29, 30, 59]
  2. a Babies with a weight at birth < 2500 g
  3. b Proportion of all live births for the specified year
  4. c Babies born at 20–36 weeks gestation