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    Monday, February 21, 2005
    Did you know -

    700,000 babies are born in the UK each year

    7% of all babies are born prematurely in the UK

    100 babies are born in too small or too soon in the UK each day

    1 in 10 babies (10% or 70,000) need some kind of special care after birth

    1 in 40 babies (2.5% or 17,500) will need some level of intensive care after birth

    The UK has the highest rate of premature birth in Europe, nearly 40,000 babies each year

    There are three levels of neonatal care - Special Care, High Dependency Care and Intensive care

    20 years ago, only 20% of babies weighing less than 1000 gms survived, now about 80% survive

    Over 2500 babies are born extremely premature every year in the UK at less than 28 weeks gestation

    More than 10,000 babies are born in the UK each year that are low birth weight at less than 2,500 gms

    Nearly 2000 babies are born in the UK each year that are extremely low birth weight at less than 1,000 gms

    Depending on their condition, babies can spend as little as a day or longer than 6 months in the neonatal unit

    Babies born as early as 23 weeks, weighing less than half a bag of sugar, can grow up to be happy & healthy!

    Babies born at 23 weeks have a 17 per cent chance of survival

    Babies born at 24 weeks have a 39 per cent chance of survival

    Babies born at 25 weeks have a 50 per cent chance of survival

    The cost of providing intensive care for a newborn baby is up to £1,000 per day

    98% of all baby deaths in the world, occur in less developed countries

    The mortality rate for babies born in sub-Saharan Africa is over 12 times that of the UK
    posted by Cath @ 9:59 AM  
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