A total of 13,702 deaths were registered in 4th Quarter of 2021. The figure exhibited a 55.7 percent increase compared to 8,801 deaths registered in the same period in 2020.
Among the provinces, Pangasinan posted over a half of the total registered deaths in Ilocos Region in 4th Quarter 2021 with 7,647 or 55.8 percent share. La Union and Ilocos Sur followed with 2,403 or 17.5 percent share, and 2,255 or 16.5 percent share, respectively. Meanwhile, Ilocos Norte had the least number of registered deaths with 1,397 or 10.2 percent share to the total registered deaths.
Comparing the two periods, Ilocos Sur posted the highest percentage increase at 98.7 percent, followed by La Union with 75.7 percent, Pangasinan with 45.8 percent and Ilocos Norte with 32.5 percent increase.
Mortality in Ilocos Region was at its peak in October 2021 with 6,422 or 46.9 percent of the total number of registered deaths during
the 4th quarter 2021 . Figure 2 shows a down trend scale of mortality in Ilocos Region. This means that the number of mortality decreased
in the last quarter of 2021 posting a 90.1 percent decline from October 2021 to December 2021.
Table 2 shows that there were more death occurrences among males than females in Ilocos Region during the last quarter of 2021. The computed sex ratio during this period was 118 male deaths in every 100 female deaths.
Pangasinan registered the most number of male registered deaths in both sexes. It accounted to 55.3 percent of the total registered deaths for male and 56.4 percent of the total registered deaths for female. Meanwhile, the province of Ilocos Norte posted the lowest number of registered deaths in both sexes with 10.6 percent for males and 9.8 percent for females of the total registered deaths during the period.
The province of Ilocos Norte posted the highest computed sex ratio with 127, followed by La Union and Ilocos Sur with 120 and 118, respectively. The province of Pangasinan posted the lowest computed sex ratio with 115 male deaths for every 100 female deaths.
Majority of deaths in the Ilocos Region occurred at home with a total of 7,901 registered deaths in the 4th Quarter 2021. This translates a 47.5 percent higher compared to the total number of registered deaths in the same period in 2020 of 5,356.
Meanwhile, there were 5,800 registered deaths occurred in the hospital in the last quarter of 2021. This exhibited a 68.4 percent increase from
the 3,445 registered deaths in same period of 2020.
Burial was the preferred method of corpse disposal in the Ilocos Region with a total of 12,555 corpses buried in 4th Quarter 2021. This was followed by Cremation with 1,059 corpses, and Other methods with 88 corpses.
The province of Pangasinan posted the highest number of corpses disposed through the method of burial with 7,117 corpses. La Union and Ilocos Sur followed with 2,045 and 2,020 corpses, respectively. Ilocos Norte registered the lowest with 1,373 corpses buried.
Furthermore, Pangasinan also registered the highest number of corpses disposed through Cremation with a total of 490 corpses.
NOTE: Data on deaths presented in this release were obtained from the Certificates of Death (Municipal Form 103) that were registered at the Office of the City/Municipal Civil Registrars and forwarded to the Philippine Statistics Authority - Provincial Statistical Offices in Ilocos Region. Information included deaths registered in 4th Quarter 2020
and 4th Quarter 2021.