October sees steady birthrateSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In October 2016, there were 6,539 new deliveries and 6,575 live births, representing a growth of 0.1% and 0.2% respectively compared with the previous month.
There were 1,142 infant and 1,406 under-five mortalities recorded within the first 10 months of 2016. Compared to the same period in 2015, infant and child mortality increased by 133 (13.2%) and by 199 (16.5%) respectively. The main causes of infant mortality were respiratory system diseases and measles.
In October 2016, 79 and 109 cases of infant and under-five year old children mortalities were registered, which decreased by 7 cases (8.1%) and by 5 cases (4.4%) compared to that of September.