Births decrease by 1.4 percent from previous year

2020-08-13 16:47:55

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. According to the ‘Electronic birth registration’ by the Ministry of Health, 6646 mothers gave birth, and 6734 children were issued registration numbers in June 2020. From total newborns, 3436 were boys, 3268 were girls, and 173 twins. The average weight of newborns was 3398 grams, and the average height of newborns was 51.9 cm.

In July 2020, 6750 mothers gave birth, increased by 521 mothers (8.4%) compared to the previous month. Out of the total, 4858 (72.0%) mothers were covered in the ANC for seven and more times, decreased by 231 (5.0%) compared to the previous month. There were 18 home births (0.3%) registered, decreased by 2 (10.0%) compared to the previous month.

In terms of age groups of mothers, 3.5 percent of mothers gave birth aged up to 20, 92.1 percent were aged 20-39 and 4.4 percent were aged 40 and over. In terms of educational level, 1.4 percent of mothers gave birth had no education, 4.2 percent had primary education, 13.0 percent had lower secondary education, 35.3 percent had upper secondary education, 5.9 percent had technical and vocational education, 38.8 percent had a diploma and bachelor degree and 1.4 percent had master or higher educational degrees.

At the national level, the births reached 44.7 thousand, in the first seven months of 2020, decreased by 624 (1.4%) compared to the same period of the previous year.


Source: National Statistics Office