Vital Statistics

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Reported deaths in 2017 reached 579,237, a decrease of 0.5 percent than the previous year’s 582,183 deaths.

In 2017, a total of 1,700,618 live births was registered which is equivalent to a crude birth rate (CBR) of 16.2 or 16 births per thousand population.

Increasing number of marriages In 2017, the total number of marriages recorded was 434,932, an increase of 3.6 percent from 419,628 marriages in 2016.

Technical Notes on Vital Statistics

Vital statistics are derived from information obtained at the time when the occurrences of vital events and their characteristics are inscribed in a civil register.