Table 4

Impact of changes in birth weight and birth weight specific neonatal mortality rates on neonatal mortality in the two parts of Germany: 1991 and 1996

1991 1996
Observed neonatal mortality per 10004-150 New Länder3.031.74
Old Länder2.031.57
Predicted neonatal mortality4-150,
 applying 1991 rates to 1996 birth weight distributionNew Länder3.04
Old Länder2.12
 applying 1996 rates to 1991 birth weight distributionNew Länder1.77
Old Länder1.51
 applying western rates to eastern birth weight distributionNew Länder2.011.50
  • 4-150 Excluding births under 1000 g and births of unknown weight.