In the table below are some of the many Low Birth Weight babies born around the world. These tiny babies when born; many weeks premature, weighed less than a can of soda.
For more information on these tiny premature babies, some photos and updates, click on the name links in the table below.
| Birth Weight|
ounces ¦ grams
Place of Birth
|8.4 oz||244 g||2004||Rumaisa (F)||Chicago, IL,USA||25 weeks|
|9.1 oz||259 g||2009||Oliviyanna (F)||Alabama, US||24 weeks|
|9.3 oz||265 g||2006||- (F)||Tokyo, Japan||25 weeks|
|9.7 oz||275 g||2009||''Tom Thumb'' (M)||Göttingen, Germany||25 weeks|
|9.88 oz||280 g||1989||Madeline (F)||Chicago ,IL,USA||26 weeks|
|10 oz||283 g||2006||Amillia (F)||Miami, FL,USA||23 weeks|
|10 oz||283 g||1938||Marian (F)||South Shields, UK||34 weeks|
|10 oz||285 g||2002||''Perla'' (F)||Florence, Italy||27 weeks|
|10.2 oz||289 g||1999||- (F)||Tokyo, Japan||23 weeks|
|10.24 oz||290 g||2000||Sophia (F)||Portland, OR,USA||25 weeks|
|10.26 oz||290 g||2001||- (F)||Ulm, Germany||23 weeks|
|10.26 oz||290 g||2007||- (F)||Houston, TX,USA||23 weeks|
|10.6 oz||300 g||2000||- (F)||Holon, Israel||25 weeks|
|10.6 oz||300 g||2007||Kimberly (F)||Göttingen, Germany||25 weeks|
|10.7 oz||303 g||2002||- (F)||Landstuhl, Germany||26 weeks|
|10.8 oz||305 g||2004||Zoe Koz (F)||Naperville, IL,USA||27 weeks|
|10.9 oz||310 g||2000||- (F)||Evansville, IN,USA||26 weeks|
|11.7 oz||332 g||2004||- (M)||Des Moines, IA,USA||26 weeks|
|12.5 oz||354 g||2007||Ruby Dunn (F)||Bristol, UK||26 weeks|
A few premature baby facts
- Premature birth is defined as birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy.
- Every year in America, more than 500,000 babies are born early, from about 4,500,000 births
- About 1,400 premature babies are born each day in the USA - about 1 in 9
- About 60,000 births, out of 700,000 in the UK each year, are premature births.
- About 160 premature babies are born each day in the UK - about 1 in 11
- The UK baby, Aaliyah Hart, born in Birmingham on May 27, 2003, weighed just 12oz.
- Alex Franks, London, born in February 1999 at 22 weeks, and weighing just 1lb 1oz, she is thought to be the most premature baby to survive in the UK.
- Babies born at 23 weeks have about 17% chance of survival
- Babies born at 24 weeks have about 36% chance of survival
- Babies born at 25 weeks have about 50% chance of survival
- Babies born at 26 weeks have about 80% chance of survival
- From 32 weeks onwards, most babies are able to survive with the help of medical technology
- About 50 per cent of premature babies suffer health problems.