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Smoking, Low Birthweight And Neonatal Mortality Rates

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A Comparison by Country

Compiled by Wanda Hamilton

Source: World Health Organization

Country Neonatal deaths
(per 1000 births)
% Birthweight at or
above 2500 grams
Smoking rates
% Male/Female
Japan 4.3 94.3 59.0 / 14.8
Finland 5.3 96.0 27.0/ 19.0
Iceland 5.4 96.7 31.0 / 28.0
Sweden 5.4 95.5 22.0 / 24.0
Switzerland 6.0 94.8 36.0 / 26.0
Singapore 6.0 93.0 31.9 / 2.7
Belgium 6.2 94.3 31.0 / 19.0
Germany 6.3 94.0 36.8 / 21.5
Australia 6.6 94.2 29.0 / 21.0
Netherlands 6.7 96.0 36.0 / 29.0
Canada 6.8 94.3 31.0 / 29.0
France 7.1 94.8 40.0 / 27.0
Austria 7.2 94.2 42.0 / 27.0
United Kingdom 7.4 93.0 28.0 / 26.0
Italy 7.7 94.8 38.0 / 26.0
U. S. 8.8 93.1 28.1/ 23.5

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