TABLE 2

PTB Rates Among 39 VHHDIa Countries, 2010

VHHDI CountrybPTB Ratec
Latvia5.3
Croatia5.5
Finland5.5
Lithuania5.7
Estonia5.7
Japan5.9
Sweden5.9
Norway6.0
Slovakia6.3
Ireland6.4
Italy6.5
Greece6.6
Denmark6.7
France6.7
Poland6.7
Chile7.1
Czech Republic7.3
Switzerland7.4
Spain7.4
Slovenia7.5
New Zealand7.6
United Arab Emirates7.6
Australia7.6
Portugal7.7
Canada7.8
United Kingdom7.8
Belgium7.9
Argentina8.0
Netherlands8.0
Israel8.0
Hungary8.6
Republic of Korea9.2
Germany9.2
Qatar10.5
Austria10.9
Singapore11.5
United States of America12.0
Bahrain14.0
Cyprus14.7
  • Adapted from Chang et al.7

  • a Human Development Index is a composite index measuring average achievement in 3 basic dimensions: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge, and a decent standard of living.

  • b Countries are sorted using PTB rates with >1 decimal.

  • c Preterm is <37 wk gestation. PTB rates are expressed as a percentage of live births.