SPECIAL RELEASE Birth Statistics in Quezon: April 2021 (Preliminary Results)

Reference Number: 

DVSS 2021-019

Release Date: 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Figure 3. Number of Registered Live Births by Age Group of Mother: Quezon, April and March 2021

Live births…

A total of 2,431 live births were registered in the province in April 2021. It recorded a decrease of 27.4 percent from the March figure of 3,350. The daily average of birth occurrences during the month was 81. Of the total births registered, 51.7 percent were males and 48.3 percent were females. This resulted to a birth sex ratio of 107 males for every 100 females.

Attendant at Birth...
The 1,915 (78.8 percent) birth deliveries were attended to by medically trained personnel such as physicians, nurses and midwives. Among the medically trained personnel, physicians attended to the most number of deliveries with 996 or 41.0 percent of the total births registered. The number of birth occurrences delivered by the traditional birth attendants and those without medical training was 516 or 21.2 percent of the total. Five municipalities in the province recorded higher number of live births attended to by traditional birth attendants compared to those attended to by health professionals. The municipality of San Francisco (88.5 percent) topped the list of areas with high percentage of birth deliveries attended to by non-health professionals. It was followed by the municipalities of Patnanungan (70.6 percent), San Narciso (59.7 percent) and Buenavista (59.0 percent).
Age-group of mother…
Seven in ten births were born to mothers aged 20-34 (1,748 or 71.9 percent).  The number of births born to teenage mothers was 292 or 12.0 percent.  A total of 10 births or 0.4 percent were born to mothers at the menopausal age (45 years old and over).