Vital Statistics on Live Births (January - December 2021) - Municipality of Pateros

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Friday, April 29, 2022

Based from the preliminary data as of February 28, 2022, the total number of registered live births in the National Capital Region (NCR) reached 156,931 or 11.98% share from the total live births in the country.

Quezon City reported the highest number of registered live births with 33,568 (21.39%) while the Municipality of Pateros recorded the lowest number with 701 (0.45%) live births. Refer to Table 1 and Figure 1 below.

Sex Ratio is 125 males for every 100 females

There were more males born in 2021 than females. Table 2 and Figure 2 show the percent distribution of registered live births by sex and by usual residence of mother for January to December 2021. Out of 701 live births, 55.63% or 390 were males while 44.37% or 311 were females.

Decreasing trend on Live Births

In Table 3, the number of total live births by both sexes in the Municipality of Pateros shows a decreasing trend from 2019 to 2021. Live births decreased by 2.90% from 2019 to 2020, and 19.43% from 2020 to 2021. Live births on male decreased by 10.14% from 434 in 2020 to 390 in 2021, while female live births decreased by 28.67% from 436 in 2020 to 311 in 2021.

Table 4 and Figure 3 present the highest number of registered live births which occurred in May 2019, September 2020 and August 2021. The lowest number of live births was recorded in the month of March for 2019 and 2020, and month of February for 2021.

Technical Notes
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.
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.
Sex Ratio refers to the ratio of males to females in a given population, expressed as the number of males per 100 females.