A newborn baby's health can be a key determinant of their health and wellbeing throughout life. Factors such as a baby's gestational age and birthweight can influence their chance of survival and health outcomes. A mother's attributes, such as her age, whether she smokes or drinks during pregnancy, and where she lives, can also affect obstetric and perinatal outcomes.

More reports and statistics on mothers & babies can be found under Children & youth and Men & women.