Vital Statistics

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The number of registered live births showed a decreasing trend in the last three years. A decrease from 1,790,367 in 2012 to 1,744,767 in 2015 or at about -2.5 percent in the three-year period was observed. However, this does not mean that the number of babies born in the country is on a decline, as some may have not yet been registered during the reglementary period of 30 days after the event occurred.

The number of registered marriages showed an erratic trend for the past 10 years. The most notable change occurred in 2013 which recorded a decrease of 8.2 percent from 482,399 in 2012 to 442,603. It is also interesting to note that from that year up to 2015, the number of marriages declined continuously. Registered marriages declined by 2.9 percent in 2014 and 3.6 percent in 2015.

The reported deaths in 2013 numbered 531,280, an increase of 16,535 or 3.2 percent from 514,745 deaths recorded in 2012. In 2013, an average of 1,458 persons died daily or 61 deaths per hour.

The number of deaths from 2004 to 2013 showed a slightly increasing trend. The number of deaths increased at an average of 3.2 percent annually, that is, from 403,191 in 2004 to 531,280 in 2013. The highest peak of increase was recorded in 2005 with 5.7 percent, while the smallest increase was recorded in 2007 at 0.2 percent (See Figure 1 and Table 1).