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Table 1 Summary of the nationwide survey results on Italian NETS. All data refers to the year 2014

From: Nationwide survey of neonatal transportation practices in Italy

Region Overall Births Inhabitants at 31st December 2014 Surface (km2) 30-day mortality rate ‰ NICUs NICUs with > 90 VLBW (<  1500 g) admissions per year NETS Births per NICU Births per NETS NETS per km2 Maternity wards Maternity wards with ≤ 500 births per year Ratio Maternity wards per NETS Total Neonatal transports Primary Neonatal transports Neonatal Back-transports Neonatal transports of infants with GA ≤ 28 weeks NTI (%) NTI for Primary transports (%) Average time of transports (minutes) Type of Ambulance (Dedicated-not Dedicated) NETS Helicopter availability
Piemonte 34,637 4,406,860 25,387 2.5 7 1 7 4948 4948 3626 29 7 4.14 363 314 49 8 1.04 0.90 125 5–2 No
Valle d’Aosta 1119 127,390 3260 2.6 0 0 1 0  
Lombardia 86,239 10,004,794 23,863 2.7 17 2 11 5072 7839 2169 70 10 6.36 932 851 81 44 1.08 0.98 105 4–7 Yes
Trentino-Alto Adige 10,379 1,058,505 13,606 3.5 2 0 2 5189 5189 6803 13 7 6.50 173 131 42 1 1.66 1.26 167 0–2 Yes
Veneto 40,629 4,916,815 18,407 2.5 7 2 2 5804 20,314 9203 39 9 19.50 424 283 141 56 1.04 0.69 148 0–2 Yes
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 9177 1,060,000 8240 1.6 2 0 2 4588 4588 4120 11 2 5.50 157 121 36 2 1.71 1.31 90 2–0 Yes
Liguria 10,749 1,573,837 5416 2.6 1 1 1 10,749 10,749 5416 11 0 11 243 164 79 9 2.26 1.52 150 1–0 Yes
Emilia-Romagna 36,668 4,446,584 22,452 3.5 8 0 2 4583 18,334 11,226 29 8 14.50 36 26 10 2 0.09 0.07 80 0–2 No
Toscana 29,118 3,745,983 22,987 3.2 6 1 3 4853 9706 7662 25 5 8.33 363 357 6 170 1.24 1.22 102 1–2 Yes
Umbria 7015 891,848 8464 3.3 2 0 0 3507 11 7   0
Marche 12,363 1,544,237 9401 2.4 1 0 1 12,363 12,363 9401 14 1 14 212 76 136 5 1.71 0.61 190 0–1 Yes
Lazio 50,360 5,886,977 17,207 3.6 5 1 2 10,072 25,180 8603 44 12 22 1331 1316 15 134 2.64 2.61 120 2–0 Yes
Abruzzo 10,534 1,327,171 10,831 4.4 1 0 0 10,534 12 3  
Molise 2213 312,484 4460 4.0 1 0 1 2213 2213 4460 3 2 3 26 23 3 0 1.17 1.03 60 0–1 No
Campania 51,243 5,852,729 13,670 4.4 10 0 3 5124 17,081 4556 67 20 22.33 1597 1583 14 58 3.11 3.08 118 3–0 No
Puglia 33,191 4,079,278 19,540 4.9 7 0 2 4741 16,595 9770 35 6 17.50 157 157 0 4 0.47 0.47 65 2–0 Yes
Basilicata 4123 574,251 10,073 4.5 1 0 1 4123 4123 10,073 6 2 6 16 14 2 0 0.38 0.01 120 1–0 Yes
Calabria 16,490 1,972,149 15,221 5.3 2 0 0 8245 15 1  
Sicilia 44,876 5,077,487 25,832 4.5 6 0 4 7479 11,219 6458 56 17 14 357 336 21 29 0.79 0.74 95 2–2 Yes
Sardegna 11,473 1,658,649 24,100 3.4 3 0 0 3824 17 9  
ITALY 502,596 60,518,028 302,426 3.4 89 8 44 5647 11,688 6903 508 128
(25.2%)
11.55 6387 5752 635 522 (8.17%) 1.28 1.14 123 ± 80 23–21 33–11