Vital Statistics

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Reported deaths in 2015 reached 560,605. The figure shows an increase of 23,606 or 4.4 percent higher than the previous year’s 536,999 deaths, which is equivalent to a crude death rate (CDR) of 5.5, or about six (6) persons per thousand population. In 2015, an average of 1,536 persons died daily. This translates to 64 deaths per hour or one (1) per minute.

The number of deaths from 2005 to 2015 showed an increasing trend. The increase during the ten-year period is almost one-third, or 31.6 percent, from 426,054 in 2005 to 560,605 in 2015 (see Figure 1 and Table 1).

For the past 10 years (2004-2014), the number of deaths in the Philippines increased continuously. In 2014, a total of 536,999 deaths were recorded with an increase of 0.9 percent from 2013. The highest percentage of increase in the span of 10 years was recorded in 2005 with 5.7 percent.

The number of registered live births showed a decreasing trend in the last three years. A decrease from 1,790,367 in 2012 to 1,744,767 in 2015 or at about -2.5 percent in the three-year period was observed. However, this does not mean that the number of babies born in the country is on a decline, as some may have not yet been registered during the reglementary period of 30 days after the event occurred.