Based from the preliminary data on the total number of registered vital events in the National Capital Region (NCR) as of September 30, 2021, the Municipality of Pateros posted the lowest vital statistics on live births, marriages, and deaths from January to August 2021.
From the total number of registered vital events in NCR with 88,026 total live births, 23,061 total marriages and 66,523 total deaths, Quezon City recorded the highest number of registered vital events with 19,644 (22.32%) live births, 7,212 (31.27%) marriages and 15,330 (23.04%) deaths; while the Municipality of Pateros recorded the lowest number of registered vital events with 403 (0.46%) live births, 108 (0.47%) marriages and 381 (0.57%) deaths. Refer to Table 1 and Figure 1 below.
Live Births decreases by 2.90 percent
In Table 2, the number of total live births by both sexes and by usual residence of mother decreased by 2.90% from 896 in 2019 to 870 in 2020. The decrease on the number of live births was greater on male compared to female. Live births on male decreased by 3.56% from 450 in 2019 to 434 in 2020, while female live births decreased by 2.24% from 446 in 2019 to 436 in 2020.
Figure 2 shows the percent distribution of registered live births by sex and by usual residence of mother for January to August 2021. Out of 403 live births, 55.09% or 222 were male and 44.91% or 181 were female.
Registered Marriages increases in 2021
In Tables 3 and 4, the total number of registered marriages in the Municipality of Pateros posted a decrease of 34.86% from 218 in 2019 to 142 in 2020. The same decreasing trend from the data of January to August 2020 with registered marriages of 81, 42.14% lower compared to January to August 2019 with 140. However, an increase of 33.33% was recorded in 2021 of the same reference months with a total of 108 registered marriages. See also Figures 3 and 4 below.
Figure 3 shows the percent change from 2019 to 2020 and Figure 4 shows the percent change from January to August 2019 to 2021.
Registered Deaths increases in 2020 and 2021
In Table 5, Municipality of Pateros showed an increasing trend on the number of deaths from 2019 to 2021. The number of registered deaths is higher by 11.15% from 278 in 2019 to 309 in 2020, and 23.30% increase or a total of 381 deaths in 2021 (reference months from January to August).
In Figure 5, registered male deaths are higher than the female by 5.42% in 2019, and 14.22% in 2020.
Vital Statistics are delivered from information obtained at the time when the occurrences of vital events and their characteristics are inscribed in a civil register. Vital acts and events are the birth, deaths and 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 lifetime. Recording of these events in the civil register is known as vital or civil registration and the resulting documents are vital records.
Counts on Births include babies born in the Philippines whose mother's usual residence is in a foreign country.
Counts on Deaths includes individuals who died in the Philippines whose usual residence is in a foreign country.
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 improvement 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.
Marriage is a special contract of permanent union between a man and woman entered into in accordance with the law for the establishment of conjugal and family life.
Death refers to the permanent disappearance of all evidence of life at any time after live birth has taken place (postnatal cessation of vital function without capability of resuscitation).