Source: UVA Children's Hospital
Necrotizing enterocolitis among babies weighing less than 3.3 pounds admitted to the NICU at UVA Children’s Hospital.
A lower number is better.
The national average of necrotizing enterocolitis prevalence for infants weighing between 1.1 and 3.3 pounds was 5.3 percent between 2000 and 2009 among North American hospitals in the Vermont Oxford Network. This is the most recent data available for this metric. Source: Horbar et al. Pediatrics 2012; 129:1019.
Measured on an annual (one-year) basis.