2020 - 018
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
The number of registered live births in Ilocos Region in January 2020 summed up to 8,994, a slight decrease of 0.95 percent compared to 9,080 births in January 2019. Among the provinces in the region, the province of Pangasinan registered the highest number of births in year January 2020. Its share was more than half (61.1 percent) of the total registered births in the region. The province of La Union ranked second with 1,527 births (17.0 percent), followed by the province of Ilocos Sur with 1,151 births (12.8 percent) and the province of Ilocos Norte with 817 (9.1 percent).
Similarly, the province of Pangasinan posted the highest number of registered live births in January 2019 with 5,633 births or 62.0 percent of the total registered live births in the region. La Union also ranked second with 1,392 births (15.3 percent share), Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte followed with 1,102 registered births and 953 registered births respectively.
Among the cities/municipalities in the region, San Carlos City, Pangasinan registered the highest number of live births with 1,150 births in January 2020. This was followed closely by Dagupan City, Pangasinan with 1,122 births; City of San Fernando, La Union with 895 births; City of Urdaneta, Pangasinan with 578 births; and City of Alaminos, Pangasinan with 402 births. The cities of Batac and Laoag of Ilocos Norte were the top 6 places respectively. There were three municipalities that were included in the top ten highest number of registered births. These are the municipalities of Agoo, La Union at 7th and 10th, Tayug and Bayambang Pangasinan at 8th and 9th place respectively. It was also observed that the top three cities have higher registered births than the total registered births in the province of Ilocos Norte in January 2020.
On the other hand, the municipalities of Burgos, Carasi and Pinili in Ilocos Norte; Lidlidda, San Ildefonso and Sigay in Ilocos Sur; Alcala, Natividad and Laoac in Pangasinan; and Pugo, La Union had the lowest number of registered live births in January 2020 with one registered birth each. It was followed by Currimao, Nueva Era and Paoay of Ilocos Norte and Banayoyo and Gregorio Del Pilar, Ilocos Sur with two births each and Quirino and Suyo, Ilocos Sur both with three births.
Males (4,653) outnumbered females (4,341) in terms of registered live births in January 2020, resulting in a sex ratio of 107 males per 100 females.
Pangasinan posted a sex ratio of 111 which was higher than the regional ratio. This was followed by Ilocos Sur with 105 and La Union with a sex ratio of 101. On the other hand, Ilocos Norte posted the lowest sex ratio in the region with 99.
In January 2020, 88.7 percent or 7,980 of total registered live births were attended by medical practitioners which may either be a physician, a nurse or a midwife. The province of La Union had the highest percentage of birth deliveries tended by health professionals with 93.8 percent of the total registered live births in the province; followed by Pangasinan with 89.0 percent, Ilocos Norte with 87.6 percent and Ilocos Sur with 81.3 percent.
More than a quarter (26.3 percent) or 2,369 of mothers who gave birth in January 2020 belonged to age group 25 to 29. Coincidentally, the highest proportion of fathers also belonged to age group 25 to 29, which is more than a quarter (25.4 percent) of the total number of fathers of babies with registered births in January 2020.
Furthermore, it can also be noted that teenage mothers (832) was more than thrice than that of teenage fathers (266).
Meanwhile, only one mother at age group 50 and over gave birth to a baby who was registered in January 2020. The number of fathers belonging to age group 50 and over (165), however, was 165 times more than that of mothers.
The median age for mothers was 27.5 years old while for fathers, 30.1 years old.
More than half (53.3 percent) or 4,797 of the total registered live births in January 2020 were born illegitimate. Mothers at the age group 20-24 recorded the highest number of born illegitimate with 1,539 birth or 32.1 percent. It was followed by age group 25-29 with 1,131 births and age group under 20 with 775 births.
SGD. ATTY. SHEILA O. DE GUZMAN
(Chief Administrative Officer)