Birth rate declines

2015-09-14 19:23:50

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the first eight months of this year, 53 thousand and 872 mothers delivered 54,197 children (live births), showing a decrease by 368 mothers and by 389 children or 0.7%, respectively, compared to same period of the previous year.

This August, 6,789 mothers delivered 6,839 children (live births), decreasing 272 mothers or 3.9% and by 267 children or 3.8% against previous month.

Infant mortality reached 819 in first eight months of this year, showing an increase by 14 infants or 1.7%. The mortality under-five reached 975, decreasing by nine children or 0.9% against the previous year.

The infant mortality reached 92 in August of 2015, reflecting a decrease by five children or 5.2%, while the mortality under-five reached 110, decreasing 17 children or 13.4% against the previous month.