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Table 1 Selected national newborn statistics of the four study countries

From: Implementing facility-based kangaroo mother care services: lessons from a multi-country study in Africa

Indicator Malawi Mali Rwanda Uganda
Neonatal mortality rate per 1000 live birthsa[2] 27 49 21 28
Annual number of neonatal deathsa[1] 18,000 39,000 9,000 43,000
Preterm birth rateb[12] 18% 12% 10% 14%
Neonatal deaths due to preterm complicationsb[1] 36% 33% 34% 38%
Births in a health facilityc[13] 73% 55% 69% 57%
  1. a2011 b2010 c2010–12.