Vital Statistics

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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.

In a span of 10 years, the reported number of marriages decreased by 14.4 percent from 2007 to 2016.

In 2016, a total of 1,731,289 live births was registered which is equivalent to a crude birth rate (CBR) of 16.8 or about 17 births per thousand population.

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.