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Table 1 Number of live births and rates of low birth weight (<2,500 g) among single newborns in Brazil and its regions according to the 26 state capitals and Brazil’s capital, Brasília, between 1996 and 2011

From: Temporal evolution of the risk factors associated with low birth weight rates in Brazilian capitals (1996-2011)

  North Northeast Southeast South Central West Brazil
Year No. of NBsa LBW %b No. of NBsa LBW %b No. of NBsa LBW %b No. of NBsa LBW %b No. of NBsa LBW %b No. of NBsa LBW %b
1996 96,544 6.6 142,999 7.0 329,838 8.9 55,853 7.4 88,757 7.2 757,125 8.0
1997 97,758 6.7 138,253 7.0 330,113 8.3 55,816 7.7 88,354 6.9 755,641 7.7
1998 97,070 6.9 148,990 7.4 319,849 8.4 54,946 7.9 89,114 7.2 752,307 7.9
1999 101,800 6.5 154,737 7.3 330,555 8.1 56,501 7.8 88,987 6.8 776,043 7.6
2000 92,156 7.1 150,537 7.3 315,964 8.3 55,508 7.9 87,859 6.9 744,342 7.8
2001 95,380 7.0 148,989 7.5 289,539 8.6 50,807 8.1 84,305 7.4 709,674 8.0
2002 95,236 7.5 140,019 7.7 281,203 8.6 49,364 8.0 83,620 7.4 687,278 8.1
2003 94,366 7.5 143,851 7.9 282,071 8.8 46,877 8.6 83,664 7.7 687,830 8.3
2004 91,815 7.7 138,547 8.0 281,380 8.6 47,535 8.5 83,646 7.4 679,068 8.3
2005 92,576 7.4 137,631 7.8 275,483 8.4 46,382 7.9 84,069 7.4 671,783 8.0
2006 94,099 7.4 136,987 7.8 270,500 8.4 46,158 7.9 83,251 7.3 666,535 8.0
2007 92,593 7.4 132,107 7.7 267,389 8.4 45,273 8.0 81,603 7.4 654,832 8.0
2008 93,642 7.4 135,418 7.9 269,555 8.2 47,184 8.1 82,933 7.5 664,285 8.0
2009 93,228 7.6 132,493 7.8 272,156 8.4 46,875 8.1 82,440 7.7 662,763 8.1
2010 93,202 7.5 129,126 7.7 270,975 8.3 47,126 7.9 83,231 7.7 658,532 8.0
2011 95,611 7.6 134,181 7.8 275,449 8.1 47,502 7.8 83,810 8.0 672,217 8.0
Total 1,517,076 7.2 2,244,865 7.6 4,662,019 8.4 799,707 8.0 1,359,643 7.4 11,200,255 8.0
APC (95 % CI)c   1(0.4;1.6)d   0.7(0.4;1.0)d   −0.5(−1.5;0.6)   0.3(−0.2;0.8)   0.7(0.4;1.1)d   0.1(−0.7;0.8)
  1. aNewborns; bLow Birth Weight; c Annual Percentage of Change; d APC significantly different from zero