Medical and socio-medical characteristics of newborns

Pre-term birth rate

2021
7.1 %
Sunk -1.2 percent points compared to 2011

Caesarean rate

2021
30.5 %
Gone up +1.5 percent points compared to 2011

Low birth weight rate

2021
5.9 %
Sunk -1.0 percent points compared to 2011

Description

The Austrian birth statistics provides with its medical and paramedical data important information about the course of birth as well as the health status of newborns, which have a decisive influence on the chances of survival in the first months as well as on future health. Indicators such as caesarean or preterm birth rates as well as growth indicators can be calculated.

The legal basis for birth statistics is the Civil Status Act as well as the Midwives Act, which specifies all the characteristics to be reported by the midwife at a birth. The statistics on the medical characteristics of births refer only to births to mothers whose main residence is in Austria and which occurred in Austria.

Graphs, Tables, Maps

Highlights

Caesarean rate 2021 by federal province – in percent (graph)

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Vital statistics. Compiled on 01 July 2022. – Life birth of mothers with main residence in Austria, place of birth in Austria.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Vital statistics. Compiled on 01 July 2022. – Life birth of mothers with main residence in Austria, place of birth in Austria.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Vital statistics. Compiled on 01 July 2022. – Life birth of mothers with main residence in Austria, place of birth in Austria.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Vital statistics. Compiled on 01 July 2022. – Life birth of mothers with main residence in Austria, place of birth in Austria. – Pre-term rate refers to live birth with gestational age 22+0 to 36+6.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Vital statistics. Compiled on 01 July 2022. – Life birth of mothers with main residence in Austria, place of birth in Austria.

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