Births in the City of San Juan, 2017

Reference Number: 

2019- 011

Release Date: 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Data on births presented in this release were obtained from the Certificates of Live Birth (Municipal Form No. 102) that were registered at the Office of the City/Municipal Civil Registrar of City of San Juan and forwarded to the Philippine Statistics Authority. Information presented includes registered births which occurred from January to December 2017. Figures presented are not adjusted for under-registration.

 

Number of Live Births in the city gradually decreases

A total of 2,326 births occurred in the City of San Juan in 2017. This number was 1.27 percent lower than the previous year.
 

Throughout the last 11 years, from 2007-2017, the number of live births registered in the city was gradually decreasing. It was 2013 when it showed a rapid decrease by 12.00 percent.

 

More babies are born in October

On the average, 194 babies were born every month in the city.

More of the babies were born in the last four months. October registered the highest birth occurrences with 230 (9.89%), followed by September with 227 (9.76%) and both November and December with 206 (8.86%). These months, including January with 205 (8.81%) surpassed the monthly average of babies born in the city.

The average daily birth occurrences in the city registered at 6 births.

On the other hand, months of March, February, and June had the least number of birth occurrences with less than 180 babies.

 

More males are born than females

The result of the 2017 Vital Statistics showed that 51.59 percent of the newborns were males while 48.41 percent were females, resulting to a sex ratio of 106 males per 100 females.

 

Ninety-nine percent of births are medically attended

Medically attended births are those attended by Health Professionals such as physicians, nurses, and midwives. In 2017, 2,325 (99.96%) births were medically attended while only one (0.04%) were attended by traditional hilot/unlicensed midwives.

 

TECHNICAL NOTES

Vital Acts and Events

Include births, deaths, marriages, and all such events that have something to do with an individual's entrance and departure from life together with the changes in civil status that may occur to a person during his/her lifetime.

Civil Registration

The continuous, permanent, compulsory and universal recording of the occurrence and characteristics of vital events (live birth, death, fetal death, marriage, divorce, annulment, judicial separation, adoption, legitimation and recognition)

Vital Statistics

are statistics referring to births, deaths and marriages.

Place of registration

is the city/municipality where the event is to be registered. Generally, it is the office of the Local Civil Registrar of the place of occurrence.

Live Birth

is a complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception, irrespective of the duration of the pregnancy, which after such separation, breathes or shows any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached; each product of such a birth is considered live born.

Sex Ratio

refers to the number of males per one hundred females.

 

DANILO R. CUBINAR
Chief Statistical Specialist

 

Source: 2017 Vital Statistics, Philippine Statistics Authority

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