Table 2

Regional estimates of mean total gestational weight gain in 2015 by Global Burden of Disease super-region and region*

Estimated mean GWG (kg)
Sub‐Saharan Africa6.6 (3.4, 9.9)
 Central Sub-Saharan Africa5.3 (1.3, 9.4)
 Eastern Sub-Saharan Africa6.2 (2.9, 9.5)
 Southern Sub-Saharan Africa8.6 (1.8, 15.4)
 Western Sub-Saharan Africa7.2 (3.2, 11.2)
Latin America and Caribbean11.8 (6.2, 17.4)
 Andean Latin America10.2 (5.6, 14.9)
 Caribbean11.3 (5.5, 17.2)
 Central Latin America11.1 (7.0, 15.1)
 Tropical Latin America13.2 (2.3, 24.1)
Southeast Asia, East Asia and Oceania8.8 (4.7, 12.9)
 East Asia9.1 (4.8, 13.5)
 Southeast Asia8.4 (4.6, 12.3)
 Oceania7.7 (3.0, 12.5)
Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia11.2 (6.2, 16.2)
 Central Asia9.9 (3.9, 15.9)
 Central Europe12.0 (6.8, 17.2)
 Eastern Europe12.1 (6.9, 17.4)
South Asia7.4 (3.4, 11.4)
North Africa and Middle East6.8 (3.2, 10.4)
  • *Values are the estimated mean gestational weight gain (GWG) in 2015, with uncertainty ranges in parentheses. Country-level SEs of the point estimates from the Demographic and Health Surveys data were accounted for using a multiple imputation approach.