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.