Low Birth Weight in Sri Lanka

Low Birth Weight in Sri Lanka
According to the latest WHO data published in 2017.

  • Number of deaths: 667 (0.53%)
  • Death Rate (Deaths per 100,000 population): 3.60
  • Cause of death world rank: 139.
  • Low Birth Weight, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 667 deaths in Sri Lanka. That’s about 1 of every 189 deaths in Sri Lanka.
  • About 2 people die of Low Birth Weight each day, an average of 1 death every 14 hours.

Demographic Summary

Value World Rank
Population total 22,409,381 56
Sex ratio m / f 0.96 148
Population 0-14 24.1% 113
Population 15-64 66.3% 74
Population 65 + 9.7% 66

Low Birth Weight


per 100,000 population LOW HIGH
Country Rate
1 Angola Angola 39.75
2 Pakistan Pakistan 36.53
3 Mauritania Mauritania 31.60
4 Central Africa Central Africa 28.47
5 Chad Chad 28.14
6 Comoros Comoros 27.59
7 Cote d Ivoire Cote d Ivoire 26.48
8 Lesotho Lesotho 25.80
9 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 25.01
10 Nigeria Nigeria 24.87
11 Mali Mali 24.84
12 Benin Benin 24.78
13 Afghanistan Afghanistan 24.58
14 Djibouti Djibouti 24.54
15 DR Congo DR Congo 24.39
16 Equ. Guinea Equ. Guinea 23.98
17 India India 23.62
18 Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau 23.18
19 Somalia Somalia 22.27
20 South Sudan South Sudan 20.93
21 Burundi Burundi 20.45
22 Niger Niger 20.03
23 Gambia Gambia 19.96
24 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 19.22
25 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 19.11
26 Mozambique Mozambique 18.46
Health Data used is WHO 2014, 2017 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
We do not guarantee the accuracy of this data.