Table 1

Regional data of VLBW and ELBW births for 2001–2020 from University Maternity Hospital Limerick, Ireland

YearJanuary–AprilAnnual
ELBWVLBWELBWVLBW
Live BirthsCountRate/1000CountRate/1000Live BirthsCountRate/1000CountRate/1000
2001133742.99128.984042153.71327.92
2002142821.401510.50437161.37317.09
2003149853.34138.684514163.54429.30
2004145874.80128.234418204.53378.37
2005144732.07138.984411102.27419.29
2006153942.60127.804692163.414710.02
2007170463.521810.565153122.335510.67
2008181842.20126.605443122.20386.98
2009180363.33179.435432132.39448.10
2010167663.58148.355233173.25529.94
2011167142.39105.985137112.14275.26
2012165563.63127.254905173.47438.77
2013158021.27116.964594132.83429.14
2014148232.02106.754522132.87367.96
2015156542.56106.394690122.56459.59
2016148342.70149.444473102.24347.60
2017140674.98149.964416163.62357.93
2018146432.0596.154439112.48378.34
2019131086.11129.164144153.62317.48
2020138100.0032.17
  • ELBW, extremely low birth weight; VLBW, very low birth weight.