Table 2

Low birth weight (LBW) and infant mortality (IM) in three time periods (2005–2007/2008–2010/2012–2015), by country and according to the level of austerity in tertiles (low, intermediate and high)

Level of austerityPerinatal outcomes
LBW (%)IM (‰)
2005–20072008–20102012–20152005–20072008–20102012–2015
Low
  Denmark5.305.305.253.963.503.65
  Finland4.234.234.152.832.502.02
  Germany6.836.866.753.903.463.27
  Norway4.985.204.623.132.862.40
  Sweden4.204.264.352.562.502.50
Total5.105.175.023.282.962.76
Intermediate
  Austria7.037.066.673.833.803.10
  Belgium6.966.936.903.903.633.50
  France6.656.736.333.803.763.57
  Italy6.767.107.353.203.102.87
  Netherlands6.765.835.804.463.803.80
Total6.836.736.813.843.613.32
High
  Greece8.869.339.323.663.203.60
  Iceland3.903.834.101.902.161.80
  Ireland4.935.005.553.633.433.42
  Portugal7.638.068.703.403.133.02
  Spain7.337.707.803.533.232.85
 UK7.367.036.954.904.433.92
Total6.666.827.073.53.263.1