Infant and under-five mortality rates stabilized in November

2016-12-16 16:40:11

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the first 11 months of 2016, 71,843 women gave birth to 72,200 babies. It represent a decrease in the number of maternity by 1,887 (2.6%) and live births -- by 1,937 (2.6%) compared to the same period of the previous year. In November, there were 6,262 maternities and 6,305 live births, showing decline of 277 maternities (4.2%) and 270 live births (4.1%) compared with October.

Within the first 11 months of this year, 1,222 infant and 1,508 child mortalities were recorded. Compared to the same period in 2015, infant and child mortality increased by 118 (10.7%) and by 186 (14.1%) respectively. The main causes of infant mortality were diseases of the respiratory system and measles.

In November, 80 and 102 cases of infant and under-five mortalities were registered. Compared to the previous month, infant mortality grew by 1 case (1.3%) and under-five mortality rate went down by 7 cases (6.4%).